Karim Benzema, the Real Madrid striker, continued his absence for the third day in a row from the team’s training as part of the royal preparations for the Espanyol match in the twenty-fifth round of the La Liga championship.
Real Madrid will receive its counterpart, Espanyol, at the “Santiago Bernabeu” stadium, next Saturday, at exactly two o’clock in the afternoon, Madrid time.
We see that the closest is Benzema’s absence from the Espanyol match in order to focus on readiness for the two matches against Liverpool in the Champions League, as well as Barcelona in La Liga.
Benzema suffers from a physical injury he suffered in the last Real Betis match at the “Pinto Villamarin” stadium, which ended in a goalless draw, but the most important thing for the Frenchman is to catch up with the Liverpool match, which will be held next Wednesday.
In the absence of Benzema, coach Carlo Ancelotti will push the attacking trio, Vinicius, Asensio, and then Rodrigo, the “outspoken striker,” or rely on Real Madrid’s new talent, Alvaro Rodriguez.
There is a sure return for the defense duo Ferland Mendy and David Alaba, who participated in part of the group training today.