Gareth Bale and David Alaba miss out as Real Madrid head to Rayo Vallecano

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Gareth Bale and David Alaba will miss their cross city trip to face Rayo Vallecano

Los Blancos travel to Vallecas tomorrow with a six-point advantage at the top of La Liga, but they have not won a league game away from home since December.

The Italian is rebalancing his team in preparation for the championship race and the Champions League campaign, with neither Bale nor Alaba being risked.

Ancelotti stated in his pre-match news conference that Bale is suffering from muscular soreness, but the Welsh international will be available to play against Real Sociedad the following weekend.

Alaba is dealing with an abductor injury, which has limited his participation in training this week, but he is not anticipated to miss more than a week.

However, Alaba was unable to practise on Friday morning due to the thigh condition, thus he was left out of the squad, allowing Nacho to replace Eder Militao in defence.

Bale trained out along with his teammates on Friday, but Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti stated the Wales international was suffering from physical overload.

As squad replacements, Jesus Vallejo and Mariano Diaz have been called up, although experienced defender Nacho Fernandez is anticipated to replace Alaba as Ancelotti’s lone starting alteration.


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