Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been omitted from Santiago Solari’s Copa del Rey squad to face Barcelona in the quarterfinals of the competition at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Isco returned to full training at the start of the week after recovering from a back injury, but he will play no part in the crucial showdown with Barca this evening.
Solari has opted to leave the Spaniard out of the second leg clash, with Madrid looking to build on a positive 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou in the first leg on February 6.
Real Madrid squad in FULL
Goalkeepers: Navas, Courtois, Luca
Defenders: Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Reguilon, Odriozola
Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Asensio, Ceballos
Forwards: Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Vinicius Jr