Real Madrid coach Mourinho happy to include Nuri Sahin in squad
Sahin has been selected for the first time since his summer move from Borussia Dortmund.
Mourinho said: "Sahin has made the squad list and is ready to play. This is his first step. He will play next to Alonso and without him throughout the season.
"His quality allows us to provide Xabi with protection he didn't have before."