Kroos touch and go as Madrid look towards Dortmund game

Zidane’s men visit the German side on Tuesday with a long injury list still having over them, with the German midfielder the most likely to make a return.

Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid were back on the training ground on Sunday to recover from their hard-fought win away to Alavés on Saturday afternoon. Next up for Los Blancos is a trip to Borussia Dortmund in their second game of the Champions League group stage (Group H).

Injuries

Most notable of late has been the long injury list plaguing Zidane’s squad, with Marcelo, Theo Hernández, Jesús Vallejo, Mateo Kovacic and Karim Benzema all set to miss Tuesday’s game. The player closest to making a return is Toni Kroos, who, despite not training, will wait to see on Monday whether he is deemed fit to play by the club’s medical team.

Recovery

The Madrid players who featured in Saturday’s game in LaLiga worked to recover from their exertions – Keylor Navas, Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Isco Alarcón all trained in the indoor facilities at Real’s Ciudad Real training complex. Gareth Bale, meanwhile, was rested at the Mendizorroza Stadium and is set to start in Germany as Madrid look to remedy their current travails in front of goal.

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