Real Madrid star Isco on the mend after surgery

Real Madrid has failed to score in three games in a row without Isco, but the Spain star is closing in on his return to action.

Real Madrid and Spain star Isco went under the knife for acute appendicitis   -  Getty Images

Isco has confirmed he is nearing a return to fitness for Real Madrid.

The Spain midfielder has missed Madrid's last three matches after having surgery for acute appendicitis.

In Isco's absence Madrid has been thrashed 3-0 at Sevilla, held to a 0-0 draw by LaLiga rival Atletico Madrid and lost 1-0 at CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

It is the first time in more than 11 years that Madrid have failed to score in three consecutive matches, but Isco's return could soon boost Los Blancos.

"They took my stitches out today, can't wait to get back playing!" Isco posted on Instagram on Wednesday.

Despite a poor run of form, Madrid is level on points with Barcelona at the top of the LaLiga table.

Julen Lopetegui's side are next in action away to Deportivo Alaves on Saturday, although Isco is unlikely to be available.

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