Zinedine Zidane will face serious questions before the game. Real Madrid has to play against Atletico Madrid on Sunday evening.
Mariano Diaz is out
While Karim Benzema was injured, Zidane gave a chance to Mariano Diaz. Mariano was playing really good and started from a very first minute in almost every game. The only exception was the game against Atalanta. Keep in mind that Zinedine Zidane’s team played with a false nine against Atalanta. Isco was playing as a false nine and he was attacking the net of Atalanta from a very deep. It was tough for Los Blancos to score a goal and that could be a big question for Zidane. Atletico Madrid is 5 points ahead of Real Madrid and one game in hand. If Real Madrid wins the game, then they can decrease the gap of points.
Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard are not ready yet
Experts were waiting for Benzema and Hazard to be fit on Thursday evening. Los Merengues had a training session on Thursday evening. What happened with Karim or Eden? None of these players could be fit for a group training. Zidane and his medical team thought it would be possible for them to train with the main group on Thursday but unfortunately to Real Madrid fans, they could not do it. Eden Hazard is still working alone and he will be fit very soon. Karim Benzema posted on social media stating that he will be ready very soon. Fans still don’t know whether they have to wait for Karim or not. It’s not a surprise that Spanish journalists already write about Erling Haaland. During a big match, Real Madrid is left without the main striker. So, that’s why Real Madrid has to think about whether the striker will be a good fit for a starting line-up and score many goals.