Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez has again played down any rift with attacker James Rodriguez, while also confirming Cristiano Ronaldo is to be rested for Wednesday evening's Copa del Rey last 32 first leg at Cadiz.
While Madrid have won their last two games -- 4-3 at Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League and 2-0 at Eibar in La Liga -- Benitez remains under pressure from critics in the local media, with his handling of Colombia international James coming under the microscope.
Tuesday's Marca cover...
Barcelona defender Douglas is set to be sidelined for around eight weeks with a foot injury.
Douglas, 25, suffered a fractured scaphoid in his right foot during Barca's goalless draw away to Villanovense in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night, the club announced on Thursday.
[INJURY UPDATE] Douglas has fractured the scaphoid tarsal in his right foot. He is expected to be out for 8 weeks. pic.twitter.com/O5Nbn2xseq- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 29, 2015
The Brazilian played the full 90 minutes...