Real Madrid daily round-up: Cristiano, Isco, Ancelotti...

The squad trained this afternoon at Valdebebas with both Cristiano and Benzema back with the team. Isco, however, continues his recovery from an ankle injury.

Real Madrid daily round-up: Cristiano, Isco, Ancelotti...

Back to training

The squad trained at Valdebebas at 17.00 CEST this afternoon. Zidane was able to count on the majority of his players, except those still involved in international fixtures. Keylor Navas was back in training as he recovers from surgery. 

Zinedine Zidane will be missing a number of players still away on international duty for this afternoon's training session at Valdebebas.

Cristiano and Benzema back with the team

Cristiano and Benzema completed their first training session with the rest of the squad yesterday as part of their injury rehabilitation. Both could be declared fit and available for this Saturday’s game against Osasuna (16.00 CEST).

Isco still struggling with injury

Isco, who last week decided to stay at the Santiago Bernabéu despite being linked with both Tottenham and hometown club Málaga, continues to recover from an ankle sprain. Yesterday he trained away from the rest of the squad inside the gym.

Ancelotti: “Madrid let me go”

Former Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti spoke to German newspaper Die Welt about his exit from the club back in 2015. “It’s already known that Madrid let me go,” he said. “Stability at Madrid means always winning.

Ancelotti left Real Madrid in 2015. The Italian is now coach at Bayern Munich.

Illegal state aid dispute

Mayor Madrid Manuela Carmena said on national radio yesterday that she expects the club to appeal the order to repay up to €18.4 million in illegal state aid. “I think they plan to appeal,” she said. “That seems to be the intention of the club president.”

Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena