Morocco’s Hakimi in Real Madrid squad for Celta tie

Madrid, Jan 25 (IANS) Moroccan full back Achraf Hakimi was called for the Real Madrid squad to face Celta Vigo in the second leg of the Copa del Rey football quarter-finals after an injury to Frenchman Raphael Varane.

With seven players out because of injury, coach Zinedine Zidane called Hakimi, as well as his son Enzo Zidane, reports Efe.

Hakimi, 18, plays in Real Madrid Castilla as right-back.He has been at Real Madrid since October 2006, when he joined the club’s youth team.

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the list after recovering from a blow sustained in the game against Malaga.

Squad: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla, Ruben Yañez, Danilo, Achraf, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Coentrao, Casemiro, Kroos, Kovacic, Isco, Marco Asensio, Enzo Zidane, Lucas Vazquez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Morata and Mariano.

–IANS

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