MADRID – Real Madrid’s Spanish right-back Daniel Carvajal returned to the team’s training on Thursday as the Whites prepared the upcoming La Liga clash against Celta Vigo at Balaidos stadium in Vigo, northwestern Spain.
Carvajal had been sidelined due to a serious tear in his left soleus muscle he suffered during Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League match against CSKA Moscow on Oct. 2, and he was now available again to his Argentine interim coach, Santiago Solari, for upcoming games.
Meanwhile, Brazilian left-back Marcelo and French center-back Raphael Varane have “partly trained with the rest of the group,” according to the club’s website, while “(Spanish defender Jesus) Vallejo and (Dominican striker) Mariano continued with their respective recovery programs.”
“The rest of the squad trained under the orders of the Argentine coach alongside youth team players Javi Sanchez and Fidalgo,” the statement added.
Celta Vigo is set to host Los Blancos in a Spanish league clash on Sunday, as Solari intends to earn his fourth consecutive victory as Real Madrid head coach, having earned previous three wins over third-tier UD Melilla in the Copa del Rey (4-0), Real Valladolid in La Liga (2-0) and Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League (5-0), respectively.
Real Madrid currently holds the sixth spot in the Spanish league standings with 17 points, with a seven-point deficit behind leading FC Barcelona.