Madrid: Striker Gonzalo Higuain has made Real Madrid's squad for the first time since being sidelined with a leg injury two months ago.
The Argentina international hurt a muscle in his left leg during Madrid's Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on Nov. 6.
Madrid host Real Sociedad on Sunday in third place in the Spanish league 16 points behind leader Barcelona.
Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has called up youth players Nacho Fernandez and Diego Llorente to patch up his defense. Defenders Pepe, Marcelo, Fabio Coentrao and Raul Albiol are all injured while Sergio Ramos is suspended for the match.