Real Madrid returned to training on Monday after their 2-3 loss in the Clásico with the lack of options at the back for the trip to play Depor in Riazor Zinedine Zidane’s chief concern. In good news for the Madrid boss, Raphael Varane completed his second session with his teammates and could return to the side to partner Nacho on Wednesday, with the canterano currently Zidane’s only fit and available central defender after Sergio Ramos was sent off in the Bernabéu on Sunday night.
Varane a risk in Riazor
The France defender suffered a recurrence of a hamstring problem just 10 minutes into his comeback game against Alavés on April 10 and he was expected to be on the sidelines for three to four weeks. Zidane is not a fan of rushing players back from injury but given that Barcelona have regained the leadership of La Liga the game against Depor has taken on added significance.
Varane missed five Liga games with a hamstring injury before his brief appearance against Alavés, and since then has sat out the 1-1 draw against Atlético and the loss to Barça as well as wins over Sporting and Leganés.