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Real Madrid squad named for Liga BBVA game against Valencia

Benzema is back.

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Good news for Carlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid fans, as Karim Benzema has recovered from his knee injury and will be able to feature against Valencia.

Goalkeepers: Casillas, Keylor Navas and Pacheco.
Defenders: Varane, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Coentrão, Carvajal, Arbeloa and Nacho.
Midfielders: Kroos, James, Bale, Lucas Silva, Isco and Illarra.
Attackers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Chicharito and Jesé.

Although Benzema will likely start on the bench, he could get some good minutes to get physically ready for Wednesday's tough clash against Juventus, a match in which he will be a crucial player. Real Madrid need to beat Valencia, but Ancelotti could probably need to make some rotations as well, because three matches in 7 days could be too much for Los Blancos.

However, the coaching staff will have to make sure that his players are ready enough to play with intensity. Two titles are at stake in these two upcoming games, so Real can't afford mistakes here.

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