Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio was delighted to score when he returned in a 3-0 win over Valencia on Thursday.
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He was reinstated in training during the La Liga suspension, Zinedine Zidane confirmed that he would be back in the first team before the end of 2019-2020.
Zidane chose to take him with him for the last 15 minutes against the team from Albert Celades.
After staying on the pitch for less than a minute, he made his way into the box to take over Ferland Mendy’s cross to make it 2-0, before getting an assist for Karim Benzema’s goal.
“I’m happy to be back and there’s been a lot of work behind the scenes right now,” he said in an interview with AS.
“I am very happy to play and score again, while helping the team win. I waited so long to play again. I want to thank everyone who supported me in my recovery, the players, the manager and the medical team in Real Madrid. “