Real Madrid No2 Aitor Karanka says they're delighted with the return to fitness of Marcelo.

The Brazilian made his comeback in the Copa win over Valencia.

"It has been long time for Marcelo and everyone has seen that he is an important player, but we must take things slowly. He has to see that three months were a long time but in the second half the other day in Pamplona Fabio had a good game and came off the field tired. We try to manage the players to try to always put out the best starting eleven," said Karanka.