James, Kroos and Ronaldo to miss Eibar clash

James, Kroos and Ronaldo to miss Eibar clash

Real Madrid will be without a trio of players through suspension for Saturday's Liga visit of Eibar.

James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos and Cristiano Ronaldo will all be absent for the weekend match due to an accumulation of yellow cards in Wednesday night's 2-0 win at Rayo Vallecano.

James was cautioned for handball in the first half, Kroos collected his yellow for protesting a decision and Ronaldo was booked for diving.

The booking for Cristiano was especially controversial given replays showed the Portuguese forward was fouled inside the box.

The trio will miss this weekend's game but, with respect to Eibar, it may be the perfect opportunity to get their suspensions out of their way. The first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie against Atletico Madrid follows just days later.

Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric are also just one booking away from a suspension.

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