The match against Villarreal will be tough. First of all, it’s an away game and Los Blancos suffer a lot more than at home. Secondly, it’s a match right away after the international break.

Without key players

Sergio Ramos got injured during the international break. Spain played a game against Germany and won 6-0. It was a tough game for Los Blancos fans as Sergio Ramos could not finish it. He felt big discomfort and asked for a substitute. It seems that Sergio Ramos is in pain and he will be out for a few weeks. Sergio Ramos posted yesterday on Instagram and has shown us how he is preparing at the gym. 

Real Madrid’s captain won’t be the only player to miss the Villarreal game. Zidane published the squad called up for this match. Karim Benzema’s absence is a big story right now. He won’t be able to help Los Merengues. French striker was training with the main team but Zidane could not manage him fully. Benzema still feels an issue in ankle, so he will be out. Experts believe that Zidane may start him in Milan against Inter.

Another issue is related to Casemiro. He could not get ready for this match. Keep in mind that Zidane wants to count on Casemiro in Milan. It will be a tough match in the midweek Champions League. So, a match against Villarreal is really important but not as important as a match against Inter Milan. 

Who will start against Villarreal

Eden Hazard is mentioned in the squad. Marca’s journalists noted that Eden will be in the starting line-up. Hazard will play from the start and he will be the main player for Zidane in absence of Benzema. Hazard and Asensio will get help from Rodrygo or Mariano. Zidane is still trying to understand who is better for no.9 – Rodrygo or Mariano Diaz.