Arjen Robben returned to Real Madrid training Thursday and should now be fit to face Barcelona this weekend.
The Dutchman had almost been ruled out of the game a few weeks ago but suddenly has come back into contention for the match.
Various newspapers have reported that this could well have been a tactic from Madrid or that he could have recovered a lot quicker than expected.
Whatever the case, he trained Thursday, albeit with a bandage on his leg, and did not appear to show any signs of injury.
The official Madrid Web site reports that "the player has completely recovered from the Grade I fibrilar tear he had on his right leg's triceps surae."
Indeed, the only two players who did not train with the rest of the squad were Wesley Sneidjer and Guti.
Both men have been ruled out of the game this Saturday evening and Sneijder could well miss the rest of the season with his injury.
During the session today there was a heavy focus on strategy ahead of the match with Barcelona and spirits were high in the Spanish capital.