Real Madrid will be hoping to overcome an away goal deficit against Chelsea on Wednesday night in the Champions League semi-finals, but could be hit with some big injury crisis.
With a number of injury crisis for Real Madrid, heading into Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg with Chelsea.
The two sides edge out to a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Spain, Karim Benzema equalizing after a goal from Christian Pulisic.
Chelsea’s lead is a slim one, especially against an experienced team like Madrid who has won the Champions League four times from the last eight seasons.
Los Blancos will face a difficult battle at Stamford Bridge due to a number of injury concerns that only grew on Saturday after their win against Osasuna in Laliga.
Raphael Varane suffered from muscular discomfort during the first half, while Madrid are also waiting to find out whether Federico Valverde will be back after the midfielder contracted coronavirus, forcing him to miss the first leg.
Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez have been ruled out until the end of the season with respective injuries with Marcelo called to serve at an election center on Tuesday, and Real Madrid cannot get him out of his civic duty as a Spanish citizen.
Though Madrid may be able to put him on a private jet to London on Wednesday morning to make him available for the game.
Sergio Ramos and Ferland Mendy, who have both struggled with injury this month, could also return, both returning to individual training, with Los Blancos hoping they can feature.
Eden Hazard is also fit to play, coming through a start against Osasuna on Saturday following recent injury crisis for Real Madrid.