Kroos, Varane rejoin Real Madrid training

Modric, Casemiro, James and Coentrao all missed the game against Eibar, with Ramos since joining them on the treatment table after picking up a knee injury on global duty.

"He's our captain, a very important player". The attacking midfielder has been recovering and in spite of the injury, Rodriguez travelled for his national team's games against Real's advice and that has prevented his timely recovery which has drawn a lot of flak.

The plus side for Real is that left back Marcelo is available again after overcoming a calf problem.

"Marcelo? The good news is that he's ready". I know what we must do and so do the players.

Although the Frenchman led Real Madrid to Champions League glory last season, following his appointment in January, pressure is mounting on the 44-year-old ahead of their clash at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keeping tabs on Real Madrid youngster Marcos Llorente according to reports from Spain (via TalkSport).

Kroos robbed Joaquin in midfield, leaving Betis outnumbered at the back and the German coolly fed Benzema, who beat Antonio Adan at his near post.

Cristiano got off the mark at home to Osasuna with Pepe, Modric and Danilo getting in on the act with Ramos and Morata also on target in a 5-2 win.

But speaking to Calciomercato, his father Paco Alarcon said: "We've opted to keep a low profile with the press and I can assure you that we are not going to consider any offer before next summer". Tomorrow we're going to a hard ground. I see myself playing on the pitch for very long time.

Madrid enter the game at Betis on the back of four straight draws, and Zidane pulled no punches when assessing his own performance as he felt Los Blancos' inefficiencies began with what he asked of his players on the training field. Its my job and I try to do it the best I can to find solutions. I can win the Champions League and still never think that I am the best coach, but I am really eager to learn and every day I learn at this great club despite the complications we might have.