Navas set to return against Tottenham HotspurOctober 16, 2017
Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas is expected to return to action against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League this week.
The Costa Rican stopper sustained the injury against Honduras in his country’s World Cup qualifier last week and after further tests by doctors, it was confirmed that he would face one to two weeks out injured.
Navas was expected to be a doubt for the Champions League game against Spurs, but a statement by the La Liga champions has said he is now available.
“All ready for the Champions League match against Tottenham,” read a Real Madrid statement on Monday.
“Real Madrid completed the last training session before welcoming the English team for match day three game of the Group Stage.
“Zidane had all the squad available apart from Luca, who worked inside and Kovacic, Carvajal and Bale, who continue with their recovery processes,” the club confirmed in its official website.
“With a large media presence, Los Blancos began by combining rondos with short sprints. Under-19s goalkeeper Moha trained with the first team in a session that featured ball work and ended with finishing on goal.”
Former Espanyol keeper Kiko Casilla replaced Navas for the game against Getafe on Saturday which saw Madrid win thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Zidane’s side were without the injured Gareth Bale, but they had Benzema back and he fired them in the lead just before the break.
The home side always looked threatening though and they replied in the second half through veteran striker Jorge Molina, who slid the ball past stand-in keeper Casilla.
Ronaldo would then take charge as his effort from two yards was saved well, before Isco provided the assist for the Portuguese international to score his league goal of the season and secure all three points for the visitors.