Benzema returns for leader Madrid against Betis
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has recovered from a leg
injury and is included in the Spanish leader’s squad for Saturday’s
game against Real Betis.
The France striker returns after missing two league matches and
international duty after exiting a 1-1 Champions League draw at
CSKA Moscow with a muscle injury last month.
However, Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says he won’t risk Benzema’s
health against Betis ahead of the return match against CSKA on
Wednesday, but he hopes to be able to use him.
Portugal defender Pepe also returns from injury, while
midfielder Nuri Sahin was included in the squad.
Argentina forward Angel di Maria and Portugal fullback Fabio
Coentrao remains sidelined with injuries and defender Ricardo
Carvalho is suspended.