As Real Madrid finish up the 2021/22 LaLiga season, all eyes are on the Champions League Final against Liverpool.
Los Blancos will face the Reds in Paris, and the key will be heading into this match 100 percent healthy – but also with 100 percent sharpness.
So it is a huge positive to hear that two important players will be able to return in time – not just for the match vs. Liverpool itself, but also in a way that would allow them to get minutes to return to match sharpness.
David Alaba and Dani Ceballos will play for Real Madrid vs. Betis
According to a report from Javi Herraez of Cadena SER, Real Madrid star center back David Alaba will finally make his return on May 22 against Real Betis. Alaba has been injured for several matches, having pushed himself to play against Manchester City in the first leg. He struggled and left at the half, as he aggravated the injury.
In addition to Alaba, center midfielder Dani Ceballos will be able to return for the same game, the last fixture of the LaLiga season against Los Verdiblancos. That would be a great opportunity for Ceballos to play against his former club, whom he was linked with before his recent explosion that has made it more likely for him to stay in the Spanish capital.
Ceballos suffered an injury just before the game against Atletico Madrid, which would have been a huge opportunity for the in-form midfielder to shine. He had been a revelation in wins over Osasuna and Espanyol, as well as positive appearances off the bench against Manchester City in the Champions League.
Alaba’s return would be the most important against Liverpool, as he has already been a leader for Real Madrid and their most consistent defender. He is a superstar.
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Ceballos is not a starter, but his return would also be a significant boost. He has become an important role player off the bench for Carlo Ancelotti, who trusts and respects the Spanish international.