Zidane will put Ramos and Pepe in the centre of the defence
Raphaël Varane didn't train this morning with Madrid because of a pain on his right leg, which means that he is out for the game at Camp Nou. According to Real Madrid, the Frenchman went back injured from his international spell with the French national team. That way, Zinedine Zidane rules out any doubts he could have had as for who to put as centre-back and he will have to put the duo Pepe-Ramos to face Barça?
In Madrid's last five games, Zidane had put on those two centre-backs whenever they were both available (on 3 occasions). It was only Ramos' injury (against Levante) that made Zidane put the pair Pepe-Varane and Ramos' ban made the French coach put Varane and Nacho against Sevilla.
During the training session, Kroos caused a big scare. During a rondo session, Jesé hit him on the right foot and Kroos had to leave momentarily. After the test Madrid physios ran, and a few minutes of tension because the player was limping, Kroos could return to the train without any visible problems.