Spanish champions Real Madrid have this morning been handed a major boost on the injury front, ahead of their crunch Champions League return clash with Paris Saint-Germain.
Los Blancos welcomed their big-spending opponents to the Bernabeu for the first-leg of their Champions League last-16 tie two weeks ago, eventually emerging with a 3-1 victory courtesy of a double from Cristiano Ronaldo and a late Marcelo strike.
Ligue 1 leaders PSG will no doubt be hoping that another performance at the level of their showing in Madrid will see them more aptly rewarded for their efforts when the sides meet again on the 6th of March, but, as per an update via Rodrigo Lasmar, the Brazilian national team’s doctor, the capital outfit will have to make do without star man Neymar, who is set for ‘two and a half to three months’ on the sidelines with a foot injury.
And while Real have several injury concerns of their own to deal with ahead of next week’s clash (Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are both in doubt), the European champions were this morning dealt a huge fitness boost, as full-back Marcelo returned to training with Zinedine Zidane’s squad.
The Brazilian stopper limped off with a hamstring problem during the first-half of Real’s thrilling 5-3 victory over Real Betis in La Liga two weekends ago, with the immediate diagnosis having suggested a minimum of two to three weeks out of action.
But, as per an update via Marca today, Marcelo could even be in line to feature for Los Merengues in their matchup with Getafe on Saturday evening, meaning the 29-year-old is highly likely to start versus PSG.