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Hazard expected to feature in Champions League tie

 

Eden Hazard is expected to feature in the Champions League round of 16 tie against Manchester City after recovering from injury.

The Belgium international has struggled with fitness issue since making the move from Chelsea last summer.

He has been out since November, he took a knock in the UEFA Champions League match against PSG. But according to reports he is expected to make the matchday on Sunday.

Zinedine Zidane is not taking any risk with his star man, and he is not expected to start, he will make the bench and probably get few minutes of the action. Zidane will gradually introduce the Belgium international to match action so as to avoid any relapse in his troubling knee.

The former Blues forward has seen injury limits his chances in Spain, as has made only seven starts and scored one goal in Laliga so far this season.

Madrid have done well since the absence of their superstar, they manoeuvred the league and have taken the first position from Barca, they have a 3 points lead and they have remained unbeaten in the league since the 1-0 loss against Real Mallorca in October. A match Zidane described as the turning point and a wake-up call for his players.

Hazard was set for a return to first-team action against Celta Vigo last week,

 

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