Real Madrid are set to welcome two crucial first-team players for their Matchday 27 clash against Huesca in the Primera Division. Team captain Sergio Ramos and Eden Hazard are set to be back amongst the mix for Los Blancos.
However, it is unlikely that Zidane would include them in the starting eleven and increase the risk of further injuries after a prolonged spell on the sidelines. It is largely expected that the gaffer would offer the duo some minutes in the second half of the game.
Ramos last featured for Real Madrid in their Supercopa de Espana defeat at Athletic Bilbao’s hands on January 14th, while Hazard has been missing from action since the end of January. The two are undoubtedly crucial members of the team, and they seem to be making their way back into contention just at the right moment in the season.
The return of Ramos and Hazard is certainly going to change a lot of things. They seem to be adding another dimension to a Real Madrid side, which has seemed a bit short of ideas in the past couple of matches. The 4th Official lists out what’s in store for Real Madrid with Sergio Ramos and Eden Hazard’s return from injury.
Real Madrid Injury News
With just 26 matches played in the Spanish league and the margins at the top of the table just six points, it would not be unfair to state that the league is wide open. Frankly, any of the top three have a chance of clinching it. Despite two disappointing draws for Real Madrid, it would be a huge mistake to rule them out of contention.
It is around the same point in the last season when Los Blancos gathered momentum and overturned a two-point deficit into a seven-point lead. The return of Sergio Ramos in defence will ensure that Real Madrid would be more secure at the back. Eden Hazard’s return will add directness to the Whites’ attack, which has been missing a bit of flair in the past couple of games.
UEFA Champions League
In the UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid are scheduled to play Atalanta in the second leg at home at the Alfredo de Stefano Stadium. They already enjoy a 1-0 lead with a crucial away goal to their credit. The return of Hazard and Ramos will ensure that the task becomes further uphill for the team from Italy.
After two disappointing runs in the Champions League, it is time for the European heavyweights to impose their authority on Europe’s elite club competition.