Bale has been sidelined by a calf injury for just over a week, while Benzema has not featured since hurting his knee in the Champions League quarter-final.
Neymar reckons the club's forward line, which also includes Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, is superior to Real Madrid's attacking trio, fanning debate over whose is best.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema scored as the Spanish league leaders capitalised on Barcelona's stumble to increase their advantage to four points.
Real Madrid needed goals from Francisco "Isco" Alarcon and Karim Benzema to beat a determined Deportivo La Coruna and ensure they remained the La Liga leaders.
Atletico Madrid thrashed crosstown rival Real Madrid 4-0 in a dominant derby performance that threw open the Spanish league title race.
Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad 4-1 without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to ensure they remained top of the Spanish league.
Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored to help Real Madrid coast past Mexico's Cruz Azul 4-0 on Tuesday.
Real Madrid set a new club record by picking up their 16th consecutive win in a 2-1 victory at Malaga on Saturday.
Madrid stayed two points ahead of Barcelona by routing Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabeu for their 13th straight victory in all competitions.
Benzema was given a standing ovation by the Real faithful when he was taken off near the end of the 1-0 Group B win over Liverpool.
Rodgers made a host of changes from the side that lost to Newcastle United, leaving Gerrard, Coutinho, Sterling and Balotelli on the bench.
Benzema clipped a Marcelo cross high into the net from close range in the 27th minute to maintain Real's perfect record in the section with 12 points from four games.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real's 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling 'El Clasico' match at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Ronaldo's 70th Champions League goal and a double from Benzema guided Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Liverpool as the reigning champions notched a third straight victory.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will miss Saturday's La Liga clash at Levante due to flu, coach Carlo Ancelotti said.
Fernando Santos began his reign at the helm of Portugal with a 2-1 loss at Euro 2016 host France in a friendly.
Ronaldo scored his third hat-trick in four La Liga matches as Real Madrid smashed Athletic Bilbao 5-0 on Sunday.