12 games, 10 injuries

05 Oct 2017

Carvajal, Marcelo, Theo, Kovacic, Benzema and Bale; the list of important players missing for Real Madrid.

But no, unfortunately for Real Madrid is the list of casualties that he was amassed to Zinedine Zidane in the last game against Espanyol.

The Welshman is having no luck whatsoever, having been counted on by Zinedine Zidane for the Borussia Dortmund game, only to find that 72 hours later he is expected to be out for a month.

It is the tenth injury of a Madrid player and only 12 games have been played, a brutal average of almost one per game.

Such a high rate that it’s meant that Zizou has not been able to align, after two months of competition, what he considers to be his best XI and the one that conquered the Champions League in Cardiff against Juventus.

After just a few games in which only Jesus Vallejo was out, Los Blancos have been hit by a kind of curse that has taken players like Marcelo, Kovacic, Benzema and Theo; all of them in the last three games against Alaves, Dortmund and Espanyol.

From Saturday, in addition, the bad news for the club was that the accumulation continues.

That was the day Madrid announced that Carvajal was out (with no fixed date of return as it is an unusual condition in an athlete), and on Tuesday it was Wales who reported that Bale will not be available.

Repeated sequence

The problem of injuries in Real Madrid is not new.

A year ago, in the first full campaign of Zidane on the bench, players like Keylor Navas, Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Pepe and Isco were out.

Be that as it may, Madrid can thank their lucky stars that they now have an international break.

Two weeks without football will allow their players to recover.

Benzema and Theo should return but other cases, such as Carvajal and Bale, will take more time.

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