Zidane recovers his man

Casemiro will return to eleven against Celta. His absence against Atalanta has turned into a well-deserved rest. This season he already has 2,716 minutes in 32 games.


Zidane recovers one of his most important players. Casemiro returns to the eleven against Celta after not having been able to play against Atalanta due to accumulation of yellows. What at first was a problem has become good news since, in addition to Madrid getting through the round, the coach has been able to give rest to a fundamental piece in the scheme.

It was the fifth game he has missed this season, in which he has already spent 2,716 minutes spread over 32 games. He is the fourth player in the squad in this section behind Courtois, Varane and Mendy. Against Atalanta, he chained 17 games as a starter. Not having to go to Brazil, after the visit to Vigo he will have another two weeks off.

Defensively, its importance has been key during the last five years. This year he leads the majority of statistics in the squad in the League in this regard, such as tackles won (40), aerial duels won (80), interceptions (49) and possessions recovered (150). However, this year he has also grown in offensive influence. Zidane, aware of his nose in the face of goal, has allowed him to get closer to the area and has not disappointed. He is the team's second top scorer with six goals, only behind Benzema (21), and five of them have been in the league. In addition, he has given three assists.

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