Spanish press reports confirmed the suffering of Spaniard Dani Ceballos and Brazilian Marcelo from muscle injuries that led to their absence from Real Madrid’s squad to face Atletico Madrid in the “derby” to be held on Sunday, May 8, at the “Wanda Metropolitano” stadium.
The two players joined the absent quartet due to injury; Austrian David Alaba, Spain’s Isco, Belgium’s Eden Hazard, and Welshman Gareth Bale. Real Madrid will enter the match, which will be held for the 35th round of the Spanish League, after securing the title in the last round.
On the other hand, Atlético seeks to ensure a qualified position to participate in the Champions League next season; It is ranked fourth in the championship with 61 points, and 3 points separate it from Real Betis, who is in fifth place.
Serbian striker Luka Jovic entered the list of Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti for the derby, after his absence from the team’s last training in the “Valdebebas” sports city, and according to a report from the Spanish “EFE” agency, Ancelotti was planning to rely on Ceballos and Marcelo in the derby match to rest the main players, before They suffered an injury that would deprive Ancelotti of their services against Atlético.
Isco was absent from the list due to a severe flu, Bale due to his suffering from back problems, and Hazard, who is continuing his recovery process after undergoing surgery, and Austrian defender Alaba will not join Sunday’s match due to the muscle injury he suffered in the Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City Which prevented him from participating in the Espanyol match in the League (Real Madrid won 4-0) and the return leg of the Champions League against Manchester City (Real Madrid won 3-1 to qualify for the final after winning the aggregate 6-5).
And the agency “EFE” stated that Alaba’s condition is improving well, noting that Ancelotti is not planning to rely on him, in order to ensure his arrival at his best to the Champions League final against Liverpool in the French capital, Paris, on May 28.
Real Madrid’s squad to face Atletico Madrid in the 35th round of the Spanish League
- Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Luis Lopez;
- Defense Line: Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Vallejo and Mendy;
- Midfield: Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Camavinga, Lucas Vazquez;
- Forwards: Asensio, Rodrygo, Vinicius, Benzema, Jovic, Mariano.
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