It is a high chance that Gareth Bale will not be given a place in the first 11 of the team against Athletico Madrid as the team prepares for the Madrid Derby. At the Wanda Stadium, the two teams from the same city, but with a profound rivalry and history will be fighting against each other once again for pride and honor. Also, the player from Wales might not make the first 11 of the team that will drop to the field, although he might show up in the later stages as a change.

The goalkeeping staff of the team is spotted as Courtouis, having almost cemented his place as the first up goalkeeper. The four at the back will see some changes, some of them which are anticipated while the others are not. Varane and Carvajal are back into the team after playing their own suspensions and it is very likely that they would be slotted straight back into the first 11 of the team.

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