Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that he will once again be without forward Gareth Bale for Saturday evening's trip to face Athletic Bilbao.
The 28-year-old returned from a two-month layoff in the midweek Copa del Rey clash against third-tier side Fuenlabrada, playing a part in both of his side's goals in the 2-2 draw.
Wales international Bale has been left out of the squad to take on Athletic at San Mames this weekend, however, with what Zidane describes as a minor injury recurrence picked up in midweek.
"It is nothing serious, it is just a niggle and, as always, we don't want to take any risks," he told reporters. "Gareth's problem is that he is a very strong, very powerful player and he needs to feel right to play.
"As in many previous occasions, it is the calf. It is a tough time for him right now, but we will come through it and all the people around Gareth have to show him a lot of affection until he is better.
"We can't forget he is an important player for us and when he is fit, he is phenomenal. We need to be patient."