Training - Wed, Apr 15: recovery session - Thu, Apr 16: Bale and Benzema worked indoors. - Fri, Apr 17: Bale rejoined the group; Benzema couldn’t complete the session.
Match - (H) MD32 - Kickoff: Sat, Apr 18 at 8pm CEST | 2pm EDT - Squad list - Absences: Coentrão, Khedira (technical decision) | Benzema (injury) - Yellow card alert: Carvajal, Modrić, Ramos, Ronaldo
Press conference (Ancelotti) - Injury update: Benzema (knee) is unavailable but is expected to play Wednesday. - Starting XI not decided yet, but he will field the best lineup possible. - Coentrão isn’t called up because this game requires players who don’t need to build up their fitness. - Sees both himself and Casillas with the club next season; there have been no talks about signing another GK - Isco hasn’t lost his place because he started in the last league game [Bale was injured for that game, though]; the player is happy and the club is happy with him. - His team selections aren’t based on a player’s contract (Khedira) but by who’s fit. - Doesn’t regret not making more rotations
News - Ronaldo presented with shirt commemorating his 300 goals for the club - Defense with the most assists in La Liga - James on 4-game run scoring or assisting at home - Ancelotti gave interview to EsRadio [audio]