(HD Video) Benzema to miss out for Real Madrid against Sevilla and RB Leipzig due to muscle fatigue
Karim Benzema will play no part for Real Madrid against Sevilla. The Frenchman, who had been included in the initial matchday squad list provided by Carlo Ancelotti on Friday, is suffering from muscle fatigue, the European and Spanish champions said in a statement.
The news comes as a blow for Real Madrid, leaving them without the Ballon d’Or holder.
“After the tests carried out today on our player Karim Benzema by the Real Madrid medical team, muscular fatigue has been detected in the quadriceps of the left leg,” the club’s statement said.
The striker will not be available for the visit to Leipzig in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Real Madrid hopes to have Benzema back for the game against Girona on Sunday, October 30 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
As per SPORT1 (via Sports Illustrated), Liverpool and Real Madrid are monitoring winger Son Heung-Min’s situation at Tottenham Hotspur.
The South Korean forward has been one of the best players in the world in recent times, finishing 11th in the 2022 Ballon d’Or rankings. He won the Premier League Golden Boot last season, sharing it with Mohamed Salah after scoring 23 goals.
However, Son is yet to win a trophy with Tottenham which could push him to consider his future at the club.
Liverpool saw Sadio Mane join Bayern Munich in the summer. While they have signed Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez, Son would represent an upgrade due to his experience and achievements in the Premier League.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, are big fans of the forward and so is manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Son, 30, joined Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 and has registered 136 goals and 76 assists in 341 matches across all competitions for the club so far.