Pepe will return to Madrid for Champions' League against United

Pepe has been recovering from right ankle surgery over the last five weeks.
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MADRID (AP) ? Real Madrid defender Pepe has returned to the team in time for its Champions League game against Manchester United after a five-week injury absence.

Pepe made Madrid's squad for its Spanish league game against Sevilla on Saturday after recovering from surgery on his right ankle on Jan. 2.

Madrid hosts United on Wednesday in the first leg of their round-of-16 series.

Madrid center back Sergio Ramos also recently returned from a five-game suspension

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