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Karim Benzema named in Real Madrid squad for Valencia game

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema could be set to return to the starting XI for Real Madrid against Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Benzema, 27, injured ligaments in his right knee in mid-April and has not featured for Carlo Ancelotti's squad in almost a month -- missing out on the 2-1 defeat to Juventus in the Champions League earlier this week.

However, the Frenchman has been added to the squad for this weekend's La Liga fixture against Valencia and could return fully for the UCL second leg on Wednesday.

"He's available, but he isn't fully fit," Ancelotti told a news conference. "He feels fine and I'll decide tomorrow whether he'll make the team or start on the bench."


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