The Real Madrid infirmary is full: Luka Modric did not travel to Leipzig and is the fifth loss for the team

The Real Madrid infirmary is full: Luka Modric did not travel to Leipzig and is the fifth loss for the team

Carlo Ancelotti has called up three players from the academy to make up for the five absences from his regular squad. It is expected that by this weekend he will recover three of the injured

The Croatian Luka Modric has become the new casualty of Real Madrid, who already has four other players without being able to see action in Tuesday’s game against RB Leipzig for the fifth day of the UEFA Champions League.

A problem in the adductor would be the cause of the 10 of the white team being left out of the call, for a match that fortunately for Carlo Ancelotti, is filler, since a couple of weeks ago he qualified for the round of 16.

Another of the casualties is that of the Uruguayan Federico Valverde. The ?Hawk? He has not suffered any injury, but in Saturday’s game against Sevilla he received a strong and controversial blow (knee) by Papu Gómez that has left him sore. With FC Barcelona following him closely in La Liga, the meringues prefer to take care of their Pichichi.

Karim Benzema is another of those who have fallen on the list of players who will be available against the German team. The Frenchman left the squad hours before the match against Sevilla due to muscle fatigue in the quadriceps of his left leg that he has been dragging for the last few weeks.

Madrid’s injured list is completed by Dani Ceballos and Mariano, who have been in the infirmary for at least two weeks.

It should be remembered that just on Saturday, the Belgian Thibaut Courtois returned to goal after missing the last six commitments of the meringues for the League and Champions.

To complete the squad, Ancelotti will take homegrown players Carlos Dotor, Sergio Arribas and Álvaro Rodríguez.

On Sunday, October 30, Madrid will face Girona to resume action 8 days later in the derby against Rayo Vallecano. Valverde, Benzema and Modric are expected to be available for the weekend.

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