His teammates faced a three-month break, but it was much longer for him. But Marco Asensiohe stayed away from the land much longer than that.
The Spanish player is back in great shape after months of injury and working in the shadows, and was doing even some of the best of Real Madrid during this recovery.
Zinedine Zidane had no intention of making him play from the outset and took his time to avoid making him take risks, gradually giving him a little more playing time.
But as soon as his coach gave him an opportunity in the last eleven matches, Marco Asensio knew how to take advantage of this and demonstrate that he was back at a great level.
After the resumption of Spanish football, and until the end of the season, the Spain international had some playing time during nine of eleven La Liga fixtures, and was titular three times.
And in all he has scored three goals for an assist. Three goals, including a first just seconds after making his debut this season on the lawn.
The pandemic gave him time to complete his recovery, and the efforts paid off. Today, Asensio can think about the champions league and aim for a starting place from the match against Manchester City.