Injury-stricken Real Madrid travel to the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez to face city rivals Getafe on Saturday.
Zinedine Zidane is restricted on his choice of players, with some key men from all areas of the pitch out due to injury.
Here is how Los Blancos are expected to lineup for the tie.
With starting keeper Keylor Navas out due to an injury sustained while on International duty, Spaniard Kiko Casilla will be taking his place for this match, and possibly the midweek Champions League bout with Spurs.
The centre-back partnership of Sergio Ramos and Rafael Varane has been a consistent aspect of Real Madrid’s defence this season.
However, it surfaced last week that right-back Dani Carvajal is out of action indefinitely due to a viral infection of the heart. So 18-year-old Achraf Hakimi could return to the full-back position along with Nacho Fernandez, who has been moved to left-back in the absence of Marcelo and Theo Hernandez.
International duty has done it’s fair share of damage to the Real Madrid squad. German midfielder Toni Kroos is out with a bruised rib that he sustained pre-international break, but the injury only worsened when Germany played Northern Ireland last week. Because of this, we may see the inclusion of Dani Ceballos in central midfield, who is not a bad backup admittedly.
Modric is guaranteed a place in the midfield, and Brazilian defensive midfielder Casemiro continues to impress from his performances last season and leading into the start of this season.
With Gareth Bale injured and Karim Benzema fallen out of favour with boss Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo has taken the role of leading the line for Real Madrid.
However there is still depth within the attack, as Isco and Asensio resume their positions in the squad to play either side of the Portuguese talisman. This sort of opportunity is just the kind that 21-year-old Asensio needs to assert himself as one of Real Madrid’s best forward options.