Official: Real Madrid squad for La Liga game against Rayo Vallecano


Real Madrid's newly-signed Turkish midfielder Arda Guler arrives for a press conference as part of his official presentation, in Madrid on July 7, 2023. Fenerbahce's midfielder Arda Guler has signed a contract with Real Madrid for the next six seasons, until 2029, the Spanish club announced in a statement on July 6.

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After getting a morale-boosting victory against FC Barcelona in the last El Clasico, Real Madrid return to action this Sunday with a match against Rayo Vallecano.

Girona have already played and won their match for matchday 12, and the Merengues will have to come out with a victory in this match to get their top spot on the league table back.

The squad for the match has been announced by Real Madrid, and the starting left-back for the Merengues, Ferland Mendy is not a part of this list.

Aurelien Tchouameni is also out for some time, as he suffered an injury in the Barcelona match, while Thibaut Courtois, Eder Militao, and Dani Ceballos also still remain unavailable for Ancelotti.

This is also the first official squad that includes the star summer signing Arda Guler, while Nico Paz has also been called up from the reserve team.

The squad for the Rayo Vallecano match is as follows:


  1. Andriy Lunin
  2. Kepa Arrizabalaga
  3. Diego Piñeiro


  1. Dani Carvajal
  2. David Alaba
  3. Nacho Fernandez
  4. Lucas Vazquez
  5. Fran García
  6. Antonio Rüdiger


  1. Jude Bellingham
  2. Toni Kroos
  3. Luka Modrić
  4. Eduardo Camavinga
  5. Federico Valverde
  6. Arda Guler
  7. Nico Paz


  1. Vinicius Junior
  2. Rodrygo Goes
  3. Joselu
  4. Brahim Diaz
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari
Ahmad Sarmad Ansari, a dedicated sports journalist and Real Madrid fan, has written over 2000 articles for Barca News Network and Madrid Voice. With a degree in Political Science and English Literature from Forman Christian College, he provides expert analyses and comprehensive La Liga coverage.

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