Real Madrid: Modric, Kroos and Varane back in squad

Thibaut Courtois is still not involved for Real Madrid, but several other star men will return against Valencia.

Real Madrid: Modric, Kroos and Varane back in squad

Real Madrid have been boosted by the return of several key players for Wednesday's clash with Valencia, although goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois remains out.

Several players back in squad for midweek Valencia clash

Raphael Varane, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Marco Asensio were all left out of the Madrid squad for Sunday's home match against Huesca, in which Karim Benzema struck late for a 3-2 win.

But all four players have been named in Zinedine Zidane's group for the trip to Valencia.

Injured star Courtois is not included in the travelling part, though, so Zidane will again have a decision to make, with son Luca having started ahead of Keylor Navas at the weekend.

Navas was selected for the game against Celta Vigo on 16 March but was left out against Huesca after a late return from international duty with Costa Rica.

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