The unknowns of Real Madrid before facing Villarreal and Inter


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There are reasons for concern in the Real Madrid. Although this week began with the good news of Nacho, Odriozola and Carvajal’s return to group work, and the gradual recovery of Benzema of an overload, the last matches of national teams left two more than sensitive hits. First, Sergio Ramos He had to leave the match against Germany replaced yesterday, touching the back of his right thigh. He is expected to undergo medical tests when he returns to Madrid.

On the other hand, Early he also had to leave the game between France against Switzerland early. His seems to be slight discomfort in the shoulder, the result of a fall, for which it was decided to replace him more as a precaution than anything else. “Lucas and Varane go out because they have little problems,” Deschamps said. Its evolution in the following hours will determine the magnitude of these problems.

If their casualties are confirmed, however slight, Ramos and Varane, the starting pair of centrals for Zidane, could miss two transcendental matches: the visit to the stadium of the Villarreal this Saturday, with little room for maneuver in the League, and the trip to Italy to face the Inter de Milan, where a good part of the options to stay alive in the Champions League pass. A situation that would leave the defense very touched, as it should be remembered that Nacho come back after a long time stopped, and Militao, the other central, continues to test positive for coronavirus and it is not known if he will be available for the next matches.

Two more unknowns

To the doubts in defense we should add the long-term leave -approximately one month- of Faith Valverde, and two more unknowns because of the coronavirus. Casemiro and Hazard They are still waiting to overcome the virus after having tested positive before the last league game, in the run-up to the team’s tough defeat against Valencia. The club is confident that both will be available soon.

All this takes place at the gates of the toughest week so far this season, with the players loaded after returning from their national teams and two high-demand games in just a few days: Villarreal (Saturday, 4.15pm) and Inter ( Wednesday, 9:00 p.m.). Without forgetting, of course, that on the way back from the last national team break, Real Madrid suffered defeats against Cádiz and Shakhtar, a situation that Zidane will try not to repeat.

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