Karim Benzema Back For Real Madrid For Trip To Tottenham

Bernabeu hit-man returns from injury to finish off White Hart Lane club.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is back in his side’s squad to face Tottenham Hotspur in tomorrow’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg.

The 23-year-old missed Los Blancos 4-0 thrashing of Spurs in the Bernabeu last week with a hamstring injury.

But the French international is challenging for a starting place along with Sami Khedira who has recovered from illness.

Benzema’s biggest competition for a starting place is the two-goal hero from the first-leg Emmanuel Adebayor.

The former Arsenal player claims he was racially abused by Spur’s fans during the Bernabeu game, and will expect a hostile atmosphere again.

A hip problem has denied Lassana Diarra a squad place, while Pedro Leon and Fernando Gago also miss out through knee and groin injuries respectively

Defender Pepe is suspended so Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has drafted in youngster Nacho Fernandez as cover.

Real Madrid squad: Casillas, Adan, Dudek, Carvalho, Ramos, Marcelo, Albiol, Arbeloa, Garay, Nacho Fernandez, Kaka, Granero, Alonso, Canales, Di Maria, Ozil, Khedira, Adebayor, Ronaldo, Higuain, Benzema.

Join the Best Football Manager game now, Its Free!

More Stories Emmanuel Adebayor karim benzema Nacho Fernandez Real Madrid CF Sam Khedira Tottenham Hotspur FC