Tomorrow of returns in Valdebebas. In addition to the handful of internationals who returned to work after fulfilling their commitments with their national teams, there was a long-awaited return. That of Karim Benzema, who returned to step on the grass and touch the ball after three weeks injured . The French striker is making progress with the recovery from the injury to his right knee that he suffered in the Champions League debut against Celtic and this Wednesday, three weeks later, he returned to work with the group. Ancelotti (who keeps Lucas Vázquez out, a serious doubt for Sunday), may even choose to give Benzema the starting job on Sunday (9:00 p.m., DAZN LaLiga) against Osasuna . If he chooses a more prudent option and gives him minutes off the bench to pick up the rhythm of the competition, the next opportunity for him to be in the starting eleven is on Wednesday, October 5, in the Champions League match against Shakhtar Until his injury, Benzema was, along with Courtois, the only player in the squad who had added every minute with Real Madrid . The clock stopped with 480 minutes, when Ancelotti had to remove him from the field in Glasgow with knee discomfort. A bursitis that has caused Karim to miss three games, including the derby against Atlético , and he was unable to attend the squad with France for the two Nations League games that Les Bleus have played during the break. In the six games he has played this season, Benzema has scored four goals , one of them in the European Super Cup and the other three in the league.
The return of the internationals
Regarding the 15 madridistas who have been called up with their national teams during the break, eight returned to work: Courtois, Hazard, Camavinga, Alaba, Mendy, Tchouameni and Rüdiger, in addition to Modric, who did physiotherapy work and did not jump on the pitch . All of them finished their international commitments between Sunday and Monday. Those who had a game on Tuesday remain to return: Lunin, Carvajal, Asensio, Militao, Vinicius, Rodrygo and Valverde, although Asensio and Militao did not play any minute with Spain and Brazil respectively.