Real Madrid: Hazard back in the group, before Chelsea

Absent from the field for a month, Eden Hazard signs his return to the Real Madrid group for the reception of Betis on Saturday in La Liga. Good news ahead of the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea.

In view of his history of injuries, it is better to remain cautious. But it is still good news for Real Madrid. Kept away from the field for more than a month due to a muscle problem, Eden Hazard is preparing to return to competition. He is one of the twenty players summoned by Zinedine Zidane for the reception of Betis Sevilla, this Saturday (9 p.m.), on the occasion of the 32nd day of La Liga.

A tough season for Hazard

Unless there is a relapse or yet another glitch, the Belgian should therefore be available to face Chelsea on Tuesday (on RMC Sport), in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League. Plagued by repeated injuries since his arrival at Real two years ago, Hazard has played only 14 games this season in all competitions (three goals, no assist). Against 38 for Karim Benzema, for comparison. To take no risk, Zidane could leave the former Lille on the bench against Betis, before bringing him into the second half, according to AS.

Zidane is also recording the return of Luka Modric, but will have to do without Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vazquez, Ferland Mendy and Toni Kroos. Tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, Federico Valverde will not be in the game either. Second in Liga ahead of FC Barcelona, ​​Real are three lengths behind Atlético de Madrid, who will go to Bilbao on Sunday (9 p.m.).

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