Real Madrid are in an injury crisis in defense after Ancelotti revealed problems affecting centre-backs Rudiger and Alaba.
although Los Blancos won another comfortable 2-0 win over Las Palmas on Wednesday after last weekend’s derby defeat to Atlético de Madrid, their victory turned somewhat sour as their two centre-backs were injured in this La Liga match.
Alaba suffered a groin injury and had to be replaced by Lucas Vázquez in the 40th minute, while Rüdiger suffered a blow, but his injury could be slightly less serious than that of his defense partner.
“(Antonio) Rudiger has some discomfort. We think it’s a blow, he thinks he’ll be fine for Saturday. Alaba has an adductor problem, I don’t think he will be there,” Ancelotti told reporters after the match reporters. .
Real Madrid do not have Eder Militao due to a long-term injury and now Alaba and Rüdiger are also on his list. This leaves Ancelotti with only one suitable central defender: Nacho. However, Dani Carvajal returns to the selection, as he has recovered satisfactorily from a muscle injury.
It remains to be seen how Ancelotti prepares his defense for a difficult trip to Catalonia to face league leaders Girona, who are still unbeaten after the first seven rounds.
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