Carvajal set for Madrid derby return

Real Madrid full-back Dani Carvajal is set to return to action for the first time since September in the Madrid derby with Atletico.

The Spanish international had pericarditis – a viral infection affecting the membrane enclosing his heart, which is incredibly rare and difficult to treat.

Marca and Diario AS both report the 25-year-old will return to Zinedine Zidane’s line-up for Saturday’s trip to the Wanda Metropolitano – the first time Los Blancos have played in the stadium.

Carvajal’s place in the Madrid line-up was taken by Morocco international Achraf Hakimi, 18, while the Spain international recently signed a new deal at the club until June 2022.

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