The closer we get, the more the little sores will stress everyone, coaches, leaders, and supporters. Brilliant but unlucky with Real Madrid this Sunday against Elche (penalty sent into the clouds in the first half), Karim Benzema gave up his place at the hour mark, after feeling a sharp pain in his left thigh, and went straight to the locker room.
First reassuring sensations?
If the first information from the Spanish press is rather reassuring, indicating that the top scorer in La Liga stopped before too serious an injury, it will be necessary to wait for further examinations on Tuesday to know the duration of the Frenchman’s unavailability. Less than three weeks before the first leg against PSG in the knockout stages of the Champions League (February 15), Madrid fans will pray very hard that it is not a big deal, especially those who saw the catastrophic entry of Jovic instead.
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???? What an end to Real’s game! Led by Elche 2-0 until the 82nd minute, the people of Madrid snatch the draw 2-2!
???? Benzema will have had a complicated match, with a missed penalty and an injury exit… https://t.co/3CEjsqptKp
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They could barely console themselves with a comeback in extremis (0-2 in the 76th, 2-2 in the end) from Carlo Ancelotti’s men to spend a vaguely drinkable Sunday evening. Nothing to panic either: winner of the Spanish Super Cup and qualified for the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup, Real Madrid maintains a four-point lead over Sevilla in the league.