Not brilliant defensively, Real Madrid can still not count on Marcelo or Ferland Mendy, victim of a muscle relapse.
The career of Ferland mendy has been at a standstill since last May. Injured in the calf (and therefore unavailable for Euro 2020 with the France team), the left side of the Real Madrid took the time to prepare for the new season. He has not participated in any match since the start of the exercise and unfortunately suffered a muscle injury during training for the Merengues.
The former OL player, after his great second season in the Spanish capital, will miss the next 3 weeks of competition and will then have to regain his rhythm. Carlo Ancelotti is not varnished at the start of the season since Marcelo, even if it no longer offers any guarantees in the game as defensively, is also in the infirmary.
Mark even specifies that the physical condition of David Alaba raises questions from the staff, the former Bayern having played 3 matches with the Austrian selection during the international window. The young Miguel Gutierrez (20), who remains on two starts in the league (with an assist to the key against Celta), could continue to have playing time.
These uncertainties in the defensive sector are quite worrying since the formation led by Karim Benzema has been very crumbly in recent matches. Real took the broth against Inter Milan on Wednesday in the Champions League. Thibaut Courtois multiplied the parries before a winning goal scored at the end of the match by Rodrygo.
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