Real Madrid must also do without Karim Benzema on Wednesday during the away game against Atalanta in the eighth finals of the Champions League.

The club top scorer has not recovered from an ankle injury in time.

Trainer Zinedine Zidane already stated on Sunday that he does not want to take any risks with his fellow countryman.

"If he's not quite fit, he just won't come," said the former top midfielder.

The lack of Benzema will make itself felt at Real.

The 81-time international of France has already scored seventeen times in all competitions this season and thus accounted for 34 percent of all goals of 'De Koninklijke'.

Zidane already had to puzzle a lot for the game with the team that eliminated Ajax in the group stage of the Champions League.

Sergio Ramos, Eden Hazard, Marcelo, Dani Carvajal, Federico Valverde, Rodrygo, Álvaro Odriozola and Éder Militão are all not among them.

The selection of Real has been supplemented with six players from the second team.

Diego Altube, Víctor Chust, Miguel Gutiérrez, Sergio Arribas, Antonio Blanco and Hugo Duro are going to Bergamo.

Atalanta-Real Madrid starts on Wednesday at 9 p.m.

The bill is one of the last four matches in the eighth finals of the Champions League.

The first four confrontations were last week.

Champions League program this week

  • Tuesday, 9 p.m .: Atlético Madrid-Chelsea and Lazio-Bayern Munich

  • Wednesday, 9pm: Atalanta-Real Madrid and Borussia Mönchengladbach-Manchester City

View the results and the program in the Champions League