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Marcelo, Varane return to Real Madrid's final practice ahead of Celta clash

IANS  |  Madrid 

Brazilian left-back and French centre-back Raphaël Varane returned Saturday to Real Madrid's team training session, the Spanish squad's last one before its away duel in the northwestern city of

Real is set to square off against Celta at in a match Sunday, which is the last game before the upcoming international break, reports

"and Varane took part in the whole session alongside the rest of the group," Real said on its website.

The statement explained that the squad had worked on the skills of possession, pressing crossing and finishing drills, in addition to playing matches on reduced-sized pitches.

"(Dominican striker) Mariano and (Spanish defender Jesus) Vallejo continued with their respective recovery programmes, with both players able to take to the grass and do some ball work," the club added.

Following a winless skid that lasted five matches in under now-fired Julen Lopetegui, newly-promoted Santiago Solari's Real earned three wins in a row: over third-tier UD Melilla in the Copa del Rey (4-0), Real Valladolid in (2-0) and Viktoria Plzen in (5-0), respectively.

Real Madrid currently holds the sixth overall spot in the standings at 17 points, with a seven-point deficit behind the leader,

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 19:26 IST
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