On Wednesday, Real Madrid received a major boost in the form of two key players who are nearing selection for this weekend’s El Clasico against Barcelona.
Dani Carvajal, the right-back, has returned to first-team training and could be included in the matchday squad this weekend, while Eden Hazard is also nearing a return, according to Cadena Cope.
Carvajal has not been involved in first-team action for Real Madrid since the victory over Valencia on 14 February as he suffered a muscular injury in his tendon, while he has been limited to just 12 appearances across all competitions this campaign.
The Spain international’s season has been blighted by muscular injuries and he has been sidelined for a combined three months since October, when he suffered an injury to his knee ligaments.
He has missed a total of 27 matches this season and Lucas Vazquez has stepped into the breach at right-back over those months.
After a two-month layoff, Hazard made a late cameo appearance in a La Liga match against Elche in March, but then suffered another fitness setback.