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3 Real Madrid stars return for Valencia showdown

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Los Blancos have welcomed back three first-team players ahead of Sunday’s La Liga clash with Valencia.

Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez have returned from injury ahead of Real Madrid’s clash with Valencia, while Toni Kroos is also back after serving a suspension.

Zinedine Zidane’s men play host to Valencia at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on Sunday afternoon. They head into the tie on the back of an injury crisis, with seven first-team players still on the sidelines.

These include Eden Hazard, Sergio Ramos, Rodrygo, Marcelo, Alvaro Odriozola, Fede Valverde, and Eder Militao.

But full-back Carvajal and forward Vazquez, who both returned to training last week, are back in the fold. Midfielder Kroos also made Zinedine Zidane’s 19-man squad after missing Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Getafe through suspension.

Real Madrid Castilla midfielder Marvin Park, however, drops out after sustaining a knock against Getafe.

Real Madrid 19-man squad

Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin, Altube.

Defenders: Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Mendy, Chust, Miguel.

Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Isco, Arribas.

Strikers: Benzema, Asensio, Lucas Vazquez, Vinicius, Mariano.

Predicted Line-Up