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Ancelotti: "Cristiano Ronaldo is 100% ready"

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With Cristiano Ronaldo back in the squad, Real Madrid will be hoping to get an away win against Atlético.

Ronaldo is at 100%, he's motivated as always, and he used this week off to train well and get ready for this match.

Casillas' situation has changed, says Ancelotti.

Casillas is always a safe goalkeeper, he has not changed, he's steady and this is a good time for him because he's calm.

Ancelotti also confirmed Ramos' injury and discussed Nacho and Varane's presence in Saturday's lineup.

Ramos will be out for five weeks, it's a severe injury. I trust Nacho and Varane, they are looking forward to play. They are taller than us, and this could be a problem, but the team will be ready to help. It's true that we are suffering muscle injuries, but they have not been this important.

Saturday's Derby will be a crucial one for the Liga BBVA title.

This is a Derby and an important moment of the season, so we're getting ready for this match, we are confident for tomorrow's game and I'm sure that we will play well and the match will be a good one. As always, it will be important to be focused and encouraged about playing the way we want to play.

The Italian coach included Marcelo on the squad list.

Marcelo is on the list because I hope that the last appeal will be effective. But if it isn't, we will play either Coentrao or Arbeloa there. I don't know the criteria for the commitee to revoke yellow cards, but I'm not interested either.

Ancelotti needs to decide who will replace James in the midfield. It will be between Illarramendi and Khedira, most likely.

I have not decided who will play in the midfield just yet. Khedira enjoys playing as a box-to-box and Illarra has a good defensive presence.

He also praised Isco's performances this season.

Isco knows what he's done to improve in the depth chart, he's working more, he plays for the team. it's true, he's an essential player for us.

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