UCL: Real Madrid's big three miss trip to Malmo

Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez has not included Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Sergio Ramos or Pepe in his 20-man squad for the Spanish giants Champions League clash with Malmo on Wednesday.

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 29, 2015, 22:33 PM IST
UCL: Real Madrid's big three miss trip to Malmo

Madrid: Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez has not included Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Sergio Ramos or Pepe in his 20-man squad for the Spanish giants Champions League clash with Malmo on Wednesday.

All four missed Madrid`s disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Malaga on Saturday due to injury.

Benitez said last week he was hopeful of having Bale, Rodriguez and Ramos fit at the latest for Sunday`s Madrid derby away to Atletico.

And with Real having won their opening encounter in Group A 4-0 against Shakhtar Donetsk, the former Liverpool and Chelsea boss has decided not to risk any of his star names in Sweden.