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Sergio Ramos ready to start against Atletico

The Spanish defender has recovered from his knee injury

Real Madrid CF v Villarreal CF - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Sergio Ramos will be back in Real Madrid's starting lineup when Los Blancos visit Atletico Madrid's Vicente Calderon next Saturday. Real's captain has recovered from the knee injury he picked up during the last FIFA break and will finally be available.

That means that Varane and Ramos himself will be the ones trying to stop Atleti's attacking efforts.

However, other key players will be forced to miss the Madrid Derby. Casemiro has not recovered in time for the match and Toni Kroos will also miss it after suffering a foot injury on Madrid's last home win against Leganes.

Zinedine Zidane's men will have to play with focus and consistency if they want a positive result out of this match. Atletico are a very tough team at the Calderon and they usually play with more intensity than Real in La Liga. Los Blancos need to gain some momentum for the tough matches ahead, including Borussia Dortmund, Sporting Portugal and El Clasico against Barcelona.

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