Karim Benzema, who has not featured for Real Madrid since the Clásico defeat on December 23, is nearing a competitive return after taking part in full training on Tuesday and could be named in the squad to play Leganés in the Copa del Rey first-leg match at Butarque on Thursday.
The Frenchman picked up a hamstring injury in the 3-0 loss to Barcelona before Christmas and has not played since but was out on the Valdebebas training pitches with his teammates ahead of the Copa game.
Sergio Ramos ruled out against Leganés
Zinedine Zidane also included Castilla defender Álvaro Tejero in Tuesday’s session along with youth team keeper Moha, who has been included in several senior squads this season.
Sergio Ramos will not feature against Leganés as he continues his recovery from a calf problem and worked alone with Real’s fitness coaches.