Brazilian winger Vinicius Junior and German centre-back Antonio Rudiger trained in the group on the eve of the clash against Girona, a clash between the top two in La Liga EA Sports, which will be missed by captain Nacho Fernandez, once again absent due to a muscle strain.
Carlo Ancelotti was closely monitoring Vinicius' progress from the neck problems that prevented him from playing in the Madrid derby against Atletico Madrid last Sunday and the condition of Rudiger, who has improved from the heavy blow he suffered to his left thigh against Getafe eight days ago.
The two players started Friday's training session at Real Madrid's training complex with the rest of their teammates.
With Brazil's Eder Militao and Austria's David Alaba long-term absentees with knee injuries, a muscular problem due to match overload leaves Nacho out of action. The Madrid captain also missed Friday's training session, having rested all week and aiming to be fit for the return of the Champions League next Tuesday.
Aurelien Tchouameni, who is Ancelotti's clearest emergency solution in the centre of defence against Girona after serving a one-match suspension in the derby, closed the week working intensively with the group.Read on besoccer.com