Real Madrid will play an away game against Atletico Madrid. It’s the La Liga match and it may decide the outcome of the season.
Injuries in Zidane’s squad
Throughout The season Real Madrid is struggling with injuries. Currently, Real Madrid has serious problems with the defensive line. First of all, Sergio Ramos can’t play. Spanish defender has an injured leg and he will be on the bench. BEfore the game, Ramos admitted that it’s hard for him to watch such a game from the bench. Sergio Ramos is also connected with a contract extension news. As it seems, Sergio Ramos wants to extend contract with Los Blancos for two more years. Florentino Perez is ready to give him 1+1 contact which is not acceptable for Ramos and his agent. Keep in mind that Ramos’ agent is his brother. Spanish journalists wrote that Ramos had a meeting with Perez two days ago. They will continue negotiations until the end of the season. Along with Ramos, Militao won’t be able to play. He is still injured. In this case, Varane and Nacho have to defend Courtois’ penalty area.
Attacking line is in serious problems
Real Madrid can’t get help from big attackers. Eden Hazard is injured again. He missed more than 75% of the games in the last two seasons. After joining Real Madrid, Eden Hazard is not the same anymore. He is prone to injuries in Madrid. Experts believe that it’s because of the fitness training of Real Madrid. Eden Hazard was playing 90% of the games in London. He was not prone to injuries while playing in the Premier League. As you may know, the Premier League is tough for attackers as they get lots of fouls. Eden Hazard survived Premier League seasons but could not keep with La Liga and Real Madrid. Along with Eden, Karim Benzema is also injured. He returned five days ago but Zidane said that he can’t play 90 minutes. Zidane still included Karim Benzema in the line-up and he will be on the bench. Karim may play 20+ minutes.