Real Madrid have been handed a boost as Karim Benzema, Theo Hernandez and Marcelo have all returned to first team training.

The club confirmed the news on their ​official site, and it is bound to go down well with fans who have seen their side make a stuttering start to the new season.

Benzema and Hernandez are more likely to start Madrid’s next two matches, with Marcelo having come through the first part of a workout on Wednesday.

The Brazilian had suffered ‘a grade 2 tear’ in his bicep femorus muscle against Real Betis, Hernandez was sidelined with a shoulder injury picked up against Levante and Benzema had been out with a muscle injury sustained against Levante.

The club’s site read: “Real Madrid returned to training today (on Wednesday evening), completing the first session of the week without the 14 players who have been called up for their national sides.

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“Casilla, Luca, Theo, Llorente, Lucas Vázquez, Benzema and Marcelo trained out on pitch 3 with the Castilla squad. The Brazilian full-back completed the first part of the session with the group, before finishing off on his own.”

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