De Enzo to Theo: Zidane calls his third child to train
With the absence of 12 of the first team players who are playing games for their international teams, Real Madrid closed an atypical week with Brazilian Marcelo gaining pace to reappear after his muscle injury.
The Brazilian winger has been increasing his workload during the week, to finish it completing training at the same pace as his team-mates and able to alleviate the problems in the left wing, where Zinedine Zidane, due to the injuries, had to bet first on Nacho Fernandez and then change wing to Dani Carvajal.
Mendy's return to the group will have to wait until next week. The French full-back returned to work alone on Friday, doing fieldwork with the ball, but without taking the final step of his recovery process.
Meanwhile, German midfielder Toni Kroos is making steady progress after becoming the latest casualty of Real Madrid's plague of injuries. Against Granada he suffered a muscular problem in the left leg adductor and took the first step of his recovery, starting fieldwork.
Zidane did not include in the group the injured Nacho Fernández and Marco Asensio, nor James Rodríguez, Lucas Vázquez and Brahim Díaz, who, according to the club, carried out specific work inside the facilities.
The young Luis López, Toni Fuidias and Theo Fernández worked with the reduced group of footballers of the first team, in a session that after the rounds, was influenced in the work of the pressure and the rehearsal of shots to goal.