Nacho in Real Madrid squad after ending Las Palmas game in tears

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After breaking down at the weekend, the defender will be in the party that travels to Turin for the first leg of the quarter-final on Tuesday

Nacho Fernandez has been named in Real Madrid's squad to face Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday, allaying injury fears after he left the pitch in tears on Saturday.

The centre-back hurt his right ankle following a seemingly innocuous challenge with Las Palmas defender Alejandro Galvez in the 3-0 win in the Canary Islands.

Nacho was withdrawn for Achraf Hakimi just before the half-hour mark, visibly worried about the extent of the problem as he was seen crying.

But any long-term concerns have been assuaged after he was passed fit to take a place in Madrid's squad for the trip to Turin in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

Coach Zinedine Zidane has few injuries to worry about and was even able to rest key players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo and Toni Kroos at the weekend.

Indeed, he has named every available player on Madrid's roster to tackle Juve in midweek, in what is a repeat of the 2017 final, which was won 3-1 by the Spanish side.

Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon admitted that his team were overconfident that day and believes they have a better chance of an upset over two legs.

However, with Madrid able to focus on the competition after a disappointing defence of their Spanish crown has left them 13 points behind leaders Barcelona, the two-time defending champions start as favourites.

Real Madrid squad to face Juventus: 

Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Casilla and Luca.

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Defenders: Carvajal, Vallejo, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Theo and Achraf.

Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Llorente, Asensio, Isco, Kovacic and Ceballos.

Attackers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vázquez and Mayoral.

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