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Modric back in training

Real Madrid had some positive news on the injury front yesterday when Croatia midfielder Luka Modric returned to training after a three-month absence with a thigh injury.

Real have missed the control Modric gives them in central midfield and his reappearance a day after Wednesday's 2-0 Champions League last 16, first leg win at Bundesliga side Schalke 04 came as the La Liga leaders prepare for Sunday's trip to Elche.