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Real Madrid superstar duo expected to be available for Almeria clash

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In a positive development, Real Madrid could welcome back key duo Karim Benzema and Thibaut Courtois for the upcoming La Liga game against UD Almeria.

Indeed, according to a report from Sergio Quirante, Benzema returned to training today and is ready to feature in the upcoming La Liga clash on Saturday.

At the same time, Arancha Rodriguez (via RM4Arab) has claimed that Courtois is continuing to recover positively from gastroenteritis and should be ready to play against Almeria as well.

Both Benzema and Courtois missed the last game against Girona, which Real Madrid lost 4-2 away from home.

The French forward had to sit out due to some discomfort he felt earlier in the week. Courtois, meanwhile, was a late withdrawal from the squad list as he was sidelined with a stomach bug on the morning of the match.

The key duo’s absence was severely felt on the night in Catalonia as Girona tore apart the team on their way to a 4-2 win. Rodrygo Goes, who stood in for Benzema in the No. 9 slot, had an ordinary game while Andriy Lunin, who replaced Courtois in goal was also poor.

So, their potential return ahead of the match against Almeria is a big boost for Real Madrid, although it remains to be seen whether Carlo Ancelotti is prepared to risk either of them keeping in mind the important fixtures coming up next month.

There was more positive news as defensive duo David Alaba and Ferland Mendy did some light work on the pitch as they continue recovering from their respective injury problems.

The plan for them is to available for the Copa del Rey final against Osasuna on May 6, and it remains to be seen if they can recover in time.

But at the same time, Luka Modric and Marco Asensio were not involved in team training after picking up knocks against Girona in midweek. There is a possibility that the former could be rested against Almeria.

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Multiple Real Madrid legends set to attend Kylian Mbappe’s presentation – report

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With the major international tournaments all wrapped up, Real Madrid fans can finally realize their dream of witnessing Kylian Mbappe take his first steps in the Santiago Bernabeu.

After much anticipation, the Frenchman’s signing was officially announced by the Merengues right after the UEFA Champions League final.

Now, the moment for his presentation is edging closer, and Real Madrid intends to make it a grand occasion befitting his talents.

Real Madrid have invited multiple legends

Indeed, according to Rodra several Real Madrid legends have been personally invited to attend Kylian Mbappe’s highly anticipated presentation at the Bernabeu tomorrow.

Their presence highlights the significance of this moment, celebrating the arrival of one of football’s brightest talents to the illustrious ranks of Real Madrid.

The player’s presentation, which is expected to be a huge event at Santiago Bernabeu on July 16th, was announced by the administration just under a week ago.

Mbappe will be presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Cup winner is the first new recruit to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu following complete renovations and thus the club aims to mark it as a special occasion.

In order to make it a memorable event, the Merengues have big plans for the presentation tomorrow.

Indeed, Mbappe will make a grand entrance at the Bernabeu, walking along a specially installed catwalk from the changing room exit to a stage set up at the North end of the stadium.

Full-house expected

All tickets for Kylian Mbappe’s presentation have been completely sold out, with not a single seat remaining, not even in the remotest corners of the venue.

Within just under 2 hours, all tickets for the event sold out, including the premium VIP seats. Priority was naturally given to club members and season ticket holders.

And now it appears some of the most iconic players from Real Madrid’s history will also be present to watch the event unfold.

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