Casillas in contention for Real return
By Football News
Jose Mourinho faces a selection dilemma ahead of Real Madrid's match against Levante thanks to Iker Casillas' inclusion in the squad.
Goalkeeper Casillas sustained a fractured hand in his side's 1-1 Copa del Rey draw against Valencia on January 23, prompting the signing of Diego Lopez, who has performed admirably in the club captain's absence since joining from Sevilla.
And Real assistant coach Aitor Karanka has now said Spain international Casillas is raring to go again after getting the green light from the club's medical staff last month.
"He is at a high level again and has been included in the match squad," Karanka said.
"He has shown his best on the training pitch this week and we are happy to have him back at this decisive stage of the season."
It remains to be seen if Casillas' inclusion in the squad will see Lopez displaced from the starting line-up, with Real due to play Levante at home on Saturday, followed by the Champions League quarter-final second leg away to Galatasaray on Tuesday.