Ronaldo, Bale left out of Real Madrid squad for Malaga clash

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have been left out of the Real Madrid squad for Sunday’s LaLiga clash with Malaga.

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo (C) scores the 2-0 goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Juventus FC vs Real Madrid CF at Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, 03 April 2018. EPA-EFE/ANDREA DI MARCO

Midfielder Luka Modric has also been omitted from Zinedine Zidane’s 19-man group for the trip to La Rosaleda.

It had been suggested Ronaldo would be given a rest in the wake of Wednesday’s dramatic Champions League quarter-final second-leg with Juventus, in which his injury-time penalty secured a 4-3 aggregate win for the holders.

Bale had been tipped to start alongside Karim Benzema against LaLiga’s bottom club, but the Wales star is also reported to have been given the game off to rest.

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