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Benzema and Pepe join up with the squad ahead of el Clásico

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NEWS | 20/03/2014 | Diego Jabalquinto

Ancelotti will have the French striker and the Portuguese defender available ahead of Sunday's La Liga clash against Barcelona.

The Whites, who this Thursday had their second training session of the week, were greeted with good news as Karim Benzema and Pepe both made recoveries from their injuries. With all eyes on Sunday's La Liga game in the Santiago Bernabéu against Barcelona (21:00, Canal+ 1), from a strictly sporting stand point having both of these players available again is a big bonus.

As such, Carlo Ancelotti regains two very important members of his squad. The French striker has scored in the last two Clásicos against Barcelona. Meanwhile, the Portuguese defender makes up a rock solid defence alongside Sergio Ramos and, together with Varane and Nacho, has been in excellent form for Real Madrid. 

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