MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Gareth Bale is named on the substitutes’ bench for Real Madrid in Monday’s Spanish La Liga clash against Celta Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Bale was included in the Real Madrid squad for the game after recovering from a calf injury, but head coach Carlo Ancelotti opted to start with him on the bench.
In-form Argentine winger Angel Di Maria will play with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in the three-man attack, while Xabi Alonso, Isco and Luka Modric play in midfield.
Pepe and Sergio Ramos are among the starters in the backline.
Real Madrid, after seeing both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid winning their fixtures at the weekend.
Real Madrid: Diego López, Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Xabi Alonso, Modric, Isco, Di María, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Subs: Casillas, Arbeloa, Nacho, Morata, Illarra, Jesé, Bale.