After Benzema was exposed in the Celtic match in the Champions League, it seems that the participation of the Real Madrid star in the Spanish capital derby against Atletico Madrid, on Sunday, is in doubt, after he suffered a thigh injury.
Benzema did not train with his colleagues until Thursday, according to a report by the Spanish sports newspaper, Mundo Deportivo.
The widely circulated newspaper also ruled out that the French player, a strong candidate for the Golden Ball for the first time in his career, would participate in the expected match.
Also, after Real Madrid’s victory over Leipzig in the Champions League, on Wednesday, coach Ancelotti said that Benzema’s participation in the capital summit depends on his return to training on Saturday.
For his part, Benzema will not be the only absentee from the derby, as his colleague Lucas Vazquez will not be able to participate either, while Eder Militao is returning to the illusion of muscle fatigue.
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid is also suffering from the curse of injuries, which affected goalkeeper Jan Oblak, Thomas Lemar, Stefan Savic, Josemaria Jimenez and Sergio Reguilon.
Also, these players did not participate against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League in the middle of the week, and none of them trained normally,