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Hazard named in Real Madrid squad for Gladbach trip

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Eden Hazard is set to make his long-awaited return to action after being named in Real Madrid’s traveling squad for Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Borussia Monchengladbach.

Hazard has faltered miserably since completing his blockbuster €100million move from Chelsea in summer 2019.

Continuously dealing with injuries and consistency, the 29-year-old has registered just 22 outings for Real Madrid so far.

The Belgian forward is yet to feature for Los Blancos this season, with his last appearance for Zinedine Zidane’s side dating back to early August.

Indeed, Hazard last played for Real Madrid in a 2-1 away loss to Manchester City in the Champions League last-16 back in 2019/20.

However, according to Spanish publication Marca, Hazard has returned to the fold after a long-term injury and will be in contention for the Champions League clash against Gladbach.

His recovery comes as a massive boost to Zidane’s team following a disappointing 3-2 home loss to under-strength Shakhtar Donetsk on Matchday 1.

Reigning La Liga champions have since bounced back to beat arch-rivals Barcelona 3-1 in El Clasico this weekend.

Hazard, who has so far failed to make the difference in the white shirt, has just one goal to his name in the last 13 months.

The star forward is, nonetheless, expected to give a new dimension to Real’s attack when he returns to the pitch.

Hazard trained with the rest of the squad on Sunday. But, he is unlikely to start from the first minute in Germany.