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Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale start for Madrid against Celta

  • Eden Hazard lined up alongside Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale as Real Madrid entertained Celta Vigo on Sunday.
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Modified 17 Feb 2020, 00:40 IST

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane recalled Eden Hazard to his starting line-up to face Celta Vigo on Sunday after the Belgium international recovered from an ankle fracture.

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Hazard's last appearance for Los Blancos came in a 2-2 Champions League draw against Paris Saint-Germain in November, the injury limiting him to just eight LaLiga appearances and one goal since his €100million transfer from Chelsea.

The 29-year-old joined Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema in Los Blancos' front three against Celta, with Isco dropping to the bench despite scoring in Madrid's 4-1 win at Osasuna.

Hazard's return to fitness is well-timed given Madrid's tough run of forthcoming fixtures.

Zidane will take his side to Levante in LaLiga before a Champions League clash at home against Manchester City and then the Clasico versus Barcelona on March 1.

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Published 17 Feb 2020, 00:40 IST