Madrid: Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will have to make changes to his side when they take on Espanyol in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday.
Injuries to striker Karim Benzema and winger Angel de Maria are means they are still out of action. Benzema is still recovering from a groin injury, while De Maria will still be sidelined for a further three weeks with a hamstring problem.
Meanwhile Hemet Altintop has a muscle problem and left back Fabio Coentrao returned injured after playing for Portugal in midweek. Coentrao will also be out of action for three weeks, meaning that Marcelo will return to the side at left back, Xinhua reported.