REAL MADRID

James back in Real Madrid squad for Legia Warsaw clash

The midfielder had been out of action with an injury suffered in the warm-up for Real's LaLiga stalemate with Eibar two weeks ago.

James back in Real Madrid squad for Legia Warsaw clash
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Real Madrid-Legia Warsaw Live

James Rodríguez has returned to the Real Madrid squad for their Champions League group-stage match with Legia Warsaw at the Bernabéu on Tuesday.

Back from soleus strain 

The Colombian had been sidelined after suffering a calf muscle injury in the warm-up for Real's 1-1 LaLiga draw at home to Eibar at the start of October.

James (front) trains with Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Tuesday's Champions League encounter.

But having rejoined group training on Sunday, James again went through his paces alongside his team-mates in Monday's final work-out before hosting Legia, and has been named on Zinedine Zidane's 19-man list for the clash.

Morata OK despite ankle scare

Striker Álvaro Morata was at the centre of an injury scare after requiring treatment on an ankle knock during training, but was able to resume the session and is thought to be fine. Fellow forward Mariano Díaz has been left out.

Meanwhile, crocked trio Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Casemiro continued their recoveries, and ongoing injury absentee Fabio Coentrao did individual work out on the pitches at Madrid's Valdebebas base.

Real Madrid squad to face Legia Warsaw:

Goalkeepers: Navas, Casilla and Yáñez.

Defenders: Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo and Danilo.

Midfielders: Kroos, James, Kovacic, Asensio and Isco.

Forwards: Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, Vázquez and Morata.