Pepe hopeful of facing Gala

Reports are that Pepe’s condition has improved and that he could be in contention to start for Real Madrid tonight.

The Portuguese is a doubt to face Galatasaray this evening after continuing to struggle with discomfort in his thigh picked up during the weekend game against Levante.

However, AS report that the defender, who quickly pulled out of yesterday’s training session ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Gala, is back in contention for selection.

Pepe underwent a test on the injury this morning and it is believed that the response has been satisfactory.

If he does not make the game, then Raul Albiol will start alongside Raphael Varane in Istanbul.

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