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Carlo Ancelotti confirms Karim Benzema will begin in opposition to Osasuna

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Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Actual Madrid captain Karim Benzema will go straight again into the membership’s beginning XI in opposition to Osasuna in La Liga on Sunday evening after recovering from harm.

Benzema missed video games in opposition to Mallorca, RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid final month due to a muscle downside and was additionally dominated out of worldwide responsibility with France.

However the 34-year-old, who was additionally offered along with his first profession Pichichi Trophy this week, resumed coaching on Wednesday after already working laborious on his health within the gymnasium and at dwelling.

Benzema is doing very nicely, he will begin the sport,” Ancelotti mentioned at a press convention.

“He is been with the workforce all week. His bodily situation is sweet as a result of he was capable of get better nicely after which work nicely,” the boss added.

“I do not see something unusual in Karim. He is excellent, he is educated very nicely. Karim is all the time like this. We’ll see after this era that he hasn’t performed if we see the same old man, who’s a spectacular participant.”

Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio can be found, however Luke Modric will miss the sport with a minor harm. Ancelotti expects the Croatian veteran to return in time to face Shakhtar Donetsk within the Champions League in a couple of days, however positively by the point Actual face Getafe subsequent weekend.

“He has an issue, however it’s not very severe,” Ancelotti mentioned of Modric. “He is due [back] on Wednesday. If not, he’ll be on the finish of subsequent week.”

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