Benzema and Valverde are uncertain for the match in opposition to Girona
Bittersweet information on the return of Madrid gamers to coaching: Benzema, Valverde, Modric, Ceballos and Mariano returned to the Valdebebas amenities. The primary two educated in another way with the remainder of their teammates with two days to go earlier than dealing with Girona. The opposite three could also be out there for the match in opposition to the Catalan group. It is going to be Carlo Ancelotti who decides how lengthy they play in opposition to the Girona group.
Benzema he continues along with his muscle fatigue within the quadriceps of the left leg that has prevented him from taking part within the clashes in opposition to Sevilla and Leipzig. Karim he solely carried out a component with the group: it’s uncertain for Sunday. The Frenchman, who had returned to play the Traditional and the next duel with Elche, has missed six video games between the League and the Champions League up to now.
For its half, Valverde labored inside and outdoors individually and can be uncertain. He’s nonetheless limping from the sturdy entrance that brought on him Papuan Gómez within the final league match in opposition to Sevilla. It was the 91st minute of the match, when the Argentine recklessly entered the Uruguayan: he stepped on his left ankle whereas kneeing him in his proper thigh. The Uruguayan was on the pitch for the final 5 minutes of the sport, however virtually unable to stroll. He left the Bernabéu with a heavy bandage and limping. He was additionally absent for the match that the Whites performed on Tuesday in Germany in opposition to Crimson Bull Leipzig.
Modric suffered an overload in his leg so he didn’t journey to German lands both. In precept, the Croatian should not have any drawback taking part in this Sunday. He has had virtually your complete week off, one thing that can turn out to be useful after having participated in 14 of the 17 video games that Madrid have performed at this level within the marketing campaign. It have to be remembered that he has already missed a league recreation additionally because of overload: it was in opposition to Osasuna (1-1).
A Ceballos was identified with a biceps femoris damage after struggling a blow throughout coaching originally of October, particularly on Thursday 6, and he has misplaced all of the video games that the whites have performed since then: seven, between the League and the Champions League, which has solely allowed him so as to add 176 minutes within the season and solely begin twice with the whites. Mariano, for his half, can be already recovered. The squad will practice this Saturday earlier than Ancelotti speaks to the press and provides the squad checklist to face the Catalan group.