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Real Madrid given boost ahead of Madrid derby

Real Madrid given fresh injury boost ahead of Copa del Rey derby

January 24, 2023 By Oscar Rojas
The Spanish side will be able to add one of the key members of their lineup for the crucial tie against Simeone's men.

The first month of the year has been quite complicated for Real Madrid, but things seem to be looking up for Los Blancos in the eve of their Copa del Rey clash against Atlético Madrid.

Last week, coach Carlo Ancelotti referred to the current period as one the team needed to "work through", even if they had to deal with a large number of injury absences. Today, the Italian manager welcomed back one of his key men in defense, which will give Los Blancos a good boost ahead of their tie against Los Colchoneros.

The man who has recovered from his injury problems is none other than David Alaba, who missed the entire Supercopa de España and two more games due to a muscular problem in his right leg. The Austrian defender has been quite an asset for Los Blancos since his arrival, and the team struggled without him on the pitch.

Alaba's presence on the team's squad could solve several of Ancelotti's problems, since he can be used as a center back, as a right back, left back, or even in midfield. The footballer is expected to play on the right flank of the pitch, although it will be Ancelotti's decision to use him against Los Colchoneros.

Alaba's recovery will only leave three more injury concerns for Real Madrid, as Lucas Vázquez, Dani Carvajal, and Eden Hazard are still unavailable for the team's upcoming fixtures against Atlético and Real Sociedad this weekend.

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