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Eden Hazard and Real Madrid teammates return to training after Spain eases lockdown measures – video

Players from the Spanish giants went through their paces in individual sessions at the club's training complex

Professional football in the top two divisions in Spain is taking big steps toward resuming the season as players start to return to their clubs for individual training sessions.

After some clubs welcomed back their players at the end of last week and over the weekend, on Monday Real Madrid conducted their first official training session since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the season in March.

As the video above shows, star players like Eden Hazard, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, and Karim Benzema all took part in individual training sessions at Madrid's Valdebebas base. Manager Zinedine Zidane was also present, conducting the session behind a face mask.

La Liga is targeting June 12 to restart the season as Spain begins to emerge from one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe following the devastating effects of Covid-19 on the country.

According to the latest figures, there have been more than 268,000 total cases in Spain and more than 26,000 deaths, while over 177,000 people have made full recoveries.

When Real Madrid resume their league campaign, they will do so two points behind leaders and rivals Barcelona with 11 games of the season remaining.

Updated: May 12, 2020 03:41 PM

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