Good news for Real Madrid before El Clasico

After having to leave the match against Viktoria Plzen injured, Marcelo will be fit to return for Real Madrid in the Clasico against Barcelona on Sunday.

The Brazilian was on the receiving end of a very strong challenge on Tuesday night, at a time when Julen Lopetegui had already used all three substitutes, but has recovered well.

This is great news for Madrid and Lopetegui as the left-back has been one of the side’s most inspired and committed players in the recent poor run.

The player was optimistic in the immediate aftermath of the Champions League match and the injury has proved to be just a scare.

In other news, Mariano did not train with the group and instead carried out some work indoors.

Dani Carvajal, who continues with his recovery from injury, was seen doing some running on the pitch.

Lopetegui included a number of Castilla players at Thursday’s training session: Augusto, Fran, Seoane, Cristo, Alex and Dani Gomez.