Raphael Varane and Fabio Coentrao are ready to make their return at Elche as Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti had guessed. Both have been picked for the squad that will travel to the southern city of Spain.
The French defender is completely recovered from the meniscus injury that has kept him out since last season. Although he was expected to get back to playing during the pre-season, he had to undergo a special recovery treatment when the pain appeared again.
The good state of shape of Nacho, Sergio Ramos and Pepe will make it difficult for Varane to earn a spot in the starting eleven, but Ancelotti could give him some minutes in the second half.
Coentrao has also recovered from the muscle problems he’s been suffering since his last international appearance for Portugal. The Portuguese left-back is not expected to play at Elche, as Alvaro Arbeloa is having a great performance in his position.
Iker Casillas has also made it in the squad for the game. Only Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Xabi Alonso had been sidelined due to injuries.
Real Madrid will travel to Elche on Wednesday morning to face their sixth La Liga game.