Angel di Maria and Sami Khedira are left out of the Real Madrid squad for their Spanish Super Cup second leg against Atletico Madrid, with Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench.
has been omitted from the Angel di Maria squad for their Spanish Super Cup second leg with Real Madrid as speculation over his future continues. Atletico Madrid
Los Blancos boss
revealed this week that the Argentine has Carlo Ancelotti asked to leave the club this summer, with Manchester United showing interest in him.
Reports have claimed that the relationship between Di Maria and the club has deteriorated over the past 24 hours, and
, who has also been linked with a move away, is also left out at the Vicente Calderon Stadium. Sami Khedira is only fit enough for a place on the Real bench, having limped off at half time during the Cristiano Ronaldo 1-1 first-leg draw on Tuesday, in which scored his first goal for the capital outfit. James Rodriguez
The £63m Colombian World Cup star replaces Ronaldo in Ancelotti's lineup this evening, and there are also starts for
and Raphael Varane in place of Fabio Coentrao and Marcelo . Pepe
Atletico, who grabbed a crucial away goal at the Bernabeu courtesy of
's late equaliser, make two changes as Raul Garcia and Antoine Greizmann come in for Tiago and Mario Suarez . Saul Atletico: Moya; Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Siqueira; Tiago, Gabi; Koke, Garcia, Griezmann, Mandzukic Real: Casillas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Coentrao; Kroos, Alonso, Modric; James, Benzema, Bale
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