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Xabi Alonso to play first game of season against Sevilla

Associated Press
Oct 29, 2013 at 07:08pm IST

Madrid: Xabi Alonso is set to play his first game since last season when his Real Madrid host Sevilla on Wednesday in the Spanish league.

The 31-year-old Spain midfielder hasn't played since Madrid lost in the Copa del Rey final to Atletico Madrid in May due to back and foot injuries.

Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says "Xabi is available. He's training and I think that tomorrow he will be on our bench and I'll try to give him a few minutes."

Xabi Alonso to play first game of season against Sevilla

The 31-year-old Spain midfielder hasn't played since Madrid lost in the Copa del Rey final to Atletico Madrid in May due to back and foot injuries. (Getty Images)

Alonso had back surgery and after recovering from the operation he broke his foot, prolonging his time out.

Alonso missed the Confederations Cup with Spain and the first 10 weeks of Madrid's season.

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