Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed that capain Sergio Ramos is set to return from injury when it takes on rival Barcelona in El Clasico at Camp Nou on Saturday.

Ramos went off at halftime in Madrid’s 1-0 La Liga defeat by minnows Cadiz last weekend and was also absent as it crumbled to a depleted Shakhtar Donetsk side on Wednesday in the Champions League. However, he took a full part in training on Friday.

“He’s our captain, our leader. He’s over his injury, but obviously we won’t take any risks. He’ll be with us, you need players who are 100% fit and Sergio is,” Zidane told a news conference.

Despite welcoming back Ramos, Real will be without a number of first team regulars for the trip to the Nou Camp, including Eden Hazard, Dani Carvajal, Alvaro Odriozola and Martin Odegaard.

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