Real welcome back Brazilians
By Patrick Whyte
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real Madrid have received a boost ahead of their match against arch-rivals Barcelona.
Real Madrid have received a boost ahead of their match against arch-rivals Barcelona with the return of a number of players from injury.
Both Julio Baptista and Ronaldo are expected to be back to bolster Los Merengues' attack.
Ronaldo has been out for a month after injuring ankle ligaments against Atletico Madrid and Baptista damaged his knee during Real's 4-1 win over Rosenborg in the UEFA Champions League.
"If I wasn't feeling good I would be the first to say so, but the pain is now minimal and I can put up with it," Baptista said at a press conference.
"Ronaldo is in good shape too. He got injured three days before I did and he's getting stronger every day. We both want to play."
Madrid have received good news ahead of Saturday, with influential playmaker Zinedine Zidane and defender Ivan Helguera back in training, and in the running to play at the Bernabeu.
However, Thomas Gravesen and Jonathan Woodgate will definitely miss out through injury.
The top of the table clash will be shown on Sky Sports 2 on Saturday 19 November at 6.30pm.