Karim Benzema and Eder Militao BOTH leave injured for Real Madrid two weeks before their Liverpool Champions League clash
REAL MADRID have suffered a DOUBLE injury scare ahead of their upcoming Champions League clash with Liverpool.
Los Blancos, who defeated Jurgen Klopp’s side in last season’s final, meet the Reds again in the round of 16 first leg at Anfield on 21 February.
However, they could sweat on the fitness of their talisman striker Karim Benzema.
The French star limped away in tonight’s La Liga clash against Valencia.
And defender Eder Militao was also substituted in the same game.
Brazil’s Militao was substituted after just 36 minutes at the Bernabeu after falling to the pitch in agony.
According to initial reports, he has injured his right groin or it could be a possible adductor injury.
But it will be France striker Benzema who will cause boss Carlo Ancelotti the most concern.
The 35-year-old, who had to leave his country’s World Cup squad due to injury, came out of the defense after a full hour attempt to accelerate.
He then left the field with what appeared to be a problem with his right thigh muscle.
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Despite the double strike, Madrid was still able to close the gap at the top of the table.
Second-half goals from Marco Asensio and Vinicius Junior sealed a 2-0 win over Valencia.
After 19 games, they are now five points behind leaders Barcelona.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7294883/karim-benzema-eder-militao-real-madrid-injury-liverpool/ Karim Benzema and Eder Militao BOTH leave injured for Real Madrid two weeks before their Liverpool Champions League clash