Madrid ready for Clásico: Varane trains with bandage on knee

Solari's side worked out for the second and final time ahead of the Clásico on Saturday night as Varane returned to training with heaving dressing on injured knee.

Madrid ready for Clásico: Varane trains with bandage on knee

Real Madrid trained on Friday for the second and last time since the Clásico on Wednesday night and ahead of another clash with their eternal rivals on Saturday. The tempo was much higher than on Thursday when Solari put on a recovery session after a demanding night at the Bernabéu for his players.

On Friday, in the 15 minutes that were open to the media, the squad was broken up into two groups for passing drills. Javi Sánchez was not there, as he was on Thursday, because Varane returned despite visible heavy dressing to his knee. He injured himself for the second Barcelona goal but his appearance at training was a great sign for Solari, who can not call on Nacho as he is suspended for the Clásico.

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Table PTS W D L
2Atlético 50 14 8 3
3Real Madrid 48 15 3 7
4Getafe 39 10 9 6
Full standing
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Real Madrid - Barcelona S-02/03 20:45
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Real Madrid - Celta S-16/03 16:15

*Update 1 de marzo de 2019

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