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Keylor Navas to start against Dortmund -report

The Costa Rican returns to the lineup today.

Real Madrid v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images

Keylor Navas is 100% ready to go and will start between the sticks during Real Madrid's visit to Borussia Dortmund's Signal-Iduna Park, according to COPE.

The Costa Rican goalkeeper had surgery to repair his heel during the summer and spent three months recovering from the injury. He made Zidane's squad list for the match against Las Palmas but Kiko Casilla still made the lineup.

The Westfalenstadion is not a comfortable place to start after missing some months of action, but Navas will still be expected to deliver as Real Madrid have struggled lately and Dortmund are a very tough opponent.

Madrid's defensive woes go well beyond the goalkeeper position, but Navas' return will surely help Zinedine Zidane and his coaching staff given that the Costa Rican was one of the main reasons behind Madrid's success in the Champions League last season. When healthy, Navas is the undisputed starter, so Casilla will have to wait until the Copa del Rey to prove his value as a goalkeeper.

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