Real Madrid is preparing to face leaders Atletico Madrid at 5:15 pm on
Sunday night at the Wanda Metro Politano stadium as part of the 26th round of the Spanish League.
Karim Benzema had trained alone three days before the derby meeting, before the group training today witnessed his presence after an absence due to his suffering from muscle pain as a result of the injury he suffered two weeks ago, and according to the Spanish newspaper “Mundo Deportivo”, according to the Spanish newspaper “Mundo Deportivo”, that the French coach aims Benzema to participate mainly in the derby meeting .
She added: “Coach Zidane will have the last word, as he does not usually risk returning players from injury, but due to the importance of the match in the La Liga title struggle, Zidane can change his strategy.”
On the other hand, Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, Belgian striker Eden Hazard, Danny Carvajal and Mariano Diaz, the team’s players, are still continuing their recovery process.
Real Madrid are seeking to grab the three points to reduce the gap with leaders Atlético in order to maintain their hopes of competing for the league title,
while Atletico Madrid players use the ground factor to end the derby in their favor to move away from the top of the standings.
It is noteworthy that Atletico Madrid occupies the top of the league with 58 out of 24 matches, deciding 18 matches in its favor, while it tied in 4 and was defeated in two meetings.
Real Madrid are top of the league with 53 points from 25 matches,
winning 16 of them, drawing 5, and defeating on 4 occasions.