Sergio Ramos is set to return to the heart of the Real Madrid defence in Saturday's derby against Atletico after recovering from a knee injury.

The Madrid captain has recovered from the knock he sustained on international duty with Spain on 9 October and will return to Zinedine Zidane's squad for the crunch clash at Vicente Calderon on Saturday night, report AS.

Despite missing eight matches for Los Blancos, the 30-year-old had targetted a return before a crucial run of matches including the derby, El Clasico against Barcelona and the two remaining Champions League group games.

Ramos has never tasted defeat at Atletico's stadium whilst representing Real Madrid, playing eight times, winning six and drawing two.

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