Isco has confirmed he is nearing a return to fitness for Real Madrid.
It is the first time in more than 11 years that Madrid have failed to score in three consecutive matches, but Isco's return could soon boost Los Blancos.
"They took my stitches out today, can't wait to get back playing!" Isco posted on Instagram on Wednesday.
Despite a poor run of form, Madrid are level on points with Barcelona at the top of the La Liga table.
Julen Lopetegui's side are next in action away to Deportivo Alaves on Saturday, although Isco is unlikely to be available.