Victim of muscular fatigue in the quadriceps of the left thigh, eight days ago, Karim Benzema will not return to competition on Sunday, in the Championship against Girona (4:15 p.m.), as was hoped by the staff of Real Madrid. The Frenchman, who felt a new discomfort during training on Friday and did not train on Saturday, is not part of the group summoned by Carlo Ancelotti.
“He trained yesterday (Friday)but after training he did not feel well, explained the Italian technician on Saturday at a press conference. He had a medical yesterday which revealed he had no injuries, but it’s still too early for him to return. Because we must also take into account the feeling of the player, who does not yet feel 100%. »
Already seven matches missed by Benzema
Benzema does not want to take any risks as the World Cup looms, which will start on November 22 for the France team, against Australia. The main objective of his season. The Madrid captain is forfeited for his third consecutive match with Real Madrid, the reception of Sevilla last Saturday (3-1) and the trip to Leipzig in the Champions League on Tuesday (2-3). This season, his physical glitches have already caused him to miss seven games.
Real Madrid can, however, count on the return from injury of Luka Modric, Federico Valverde, Dani Ceballos and Mariano Diaz. Absent from training on Saturday, after “had a bad night”according to his coach, Rodrygo is also part of the Madrid squad against Girona.