Real Madrid returns for the pre-season | July 15, 2013
On the first day back, 23 players submitted to the annual medical exams. The Confederations Cup and Spain U-20 players were the exceptions. They will join the team later in the month.
That evening, Ancelotti’s men had their 1st training of the pre-season. Only Xabi Alonso (groin) and Raphaël Varane (knee) were absent, as they both are recuperating from their respective surgeries. [videos: 1 + 2]
Training resumes Tuesday morning at 10:30. The first 15 minutes will be open to the media.