As the highly anticipated El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona draws near, the football world is abuzz with updates on player availability and injuries. Here’s the latest on what’s happening ahead of the big clash:
Jude Bellingham’s Confidence
Real Madrid’s dynamic midfielder, Jude Bellingham, who has been in stunning form, found himself at the center of injury concerns following a midweek match. However, Bellingham quickly put fans at ease with his assurance that he will be on the field for the first Clasico of the season against Barcelona. Despite scoring consistently and impressively since his summer transfer from Borussia Dortmund, he suffered an injury in a recent Champions League match against Braga. His commitment to playing in the Clasico is a welcome relief for Real Madrid supporters.
Real Madrid, on the injury front, has a few concerns of their own, but Carlo Ancelotti, their manager, is not grappling with any fresh injury issues. Here’s how Real Madrid stands in terms of injuries for the upcoming El Clasico:
– Definitely Out:
– Thibaut Courtois (knee): The star goalkeeper sustained an ACL injury during pre-season and is expected to miss the entire 2023/24 season.
– Eder Militao (knee): Militao injured his knee early in the season, resulting in an ACL rupture. His return for the season remains uncertain.
– Dani Ceballos (muscle): Ceballos, who had returned from a prior injury, is now dealing with a minor muscle injury, which is expected to sideline him for the Clasico.
– Arda Guler (thigh): The highly anticipated creative talent has faced multiple injuries, and although he is close to returning, it’s unlikely he’ll be ready for the Clasico.
Real Madrid fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Bellingham’s injury scare won’t keep him from the Clasico. The match promises to be a thrilling encounter with both teams vying for supremacy at the top of La Liga.
The game is set to be a significant event in the 2023/24 season, with only one point separating the two giants. Stay tuned for the El Clasico as football fans eagerly await this intense showdown.