Isco missing from Real Madrid's squad for Bayern semi-final clash

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A sprained shoulder sees the Spain international ruled out of contention to Zindine Zidane, but defender Nacho could make his return on Tuesday

Isco will miss Real Madrid's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich on Tuesday after failing to recover from a sprained shoulder in time.

The Spain midfielder suffered the injury during the first leg of the semi-final on German soil, leading to him being substituted at the halfway stage of his side's 2-1 win.

Despite training with the squad on Monday, Isco's name does not feature in Zinedine Zidane's squad for the return fixture at the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, Nacho Fernandez - who has missed the past month of action due a thigh problem - is included.

The defender's return would be timely too, considering the reigning European champions are without regular right-back Dani Carvajal due to a hamstring strain.

Having dropped in to defence to cover for Carvajal at the Allianz Arena, winger Lucas Vazquez could once again be asked to fill the role in the Spanish capital.

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Elsewhere, Gareth Bale will be hoping to see minutes in European competition after slipping down the pecking order of late.

He was on target against Leganes on Saturday, but Zidane shuffled his pack in La Liga for that fixture.

Cristiano Ronaldo was rested, but Real's 42-goal talisman will be back to lead the hunt for a Champions League final berth in midweek.

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