Coentrao resumes Real Madrid training

Stefan Coerts
Coentrao resumes Real Madrid training

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has been handed a timely boost ahead of Sunday's trip to Levante, after Fabio Coentrao made a return to training.

The defender picked up a groin injury while away on international duty with Portugal last month, and has been out of action ever since. The 24-year-old is now one step closer to making his comeback, though, as he has resumed regular training action, putting an end to a four-week spell on the sidelines.

Coentrao's imminent return to full match fitness will be a big boost for Mourinho, with fellow left back Marcelo still unavailable due to injury and Sergio Ramos admitting Thursday that he has been playing through a muscle injury with the club in a bit of a defensive crisis.

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