Actual Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has not included striker Karim Benzema within the 19-man squad for his aspect’s important Champions League final 16 tie away to Atalanta on Wednesday night time.
The striker, who has netted 17 targets in all competitions this season, has nonetheless not recovered from a slight tear in his left abductor muscle, which stored him out of Actual Madrid’s slender 1-Zero win away to Valladolid on Saturday.
He was changed by Mariano Diaz on the weekend and the 27-year-old appears more likely to lead the Actual Madrid line once more on Wednesday night time, Xinhua information company stories.
Benzema is not the one participant Zidane can be lacking on Wednesday with membership captain Sergio Ramos nonetheless sidelined after present process minor knee surgical procedure, whereas the absence of Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Odriozola may even miss out together with central defender Eder Militao, Rodrygo, Fede Valverde and Eden Hazard.
The lengthy damage checklist signifies that Zidane has once more needed to name on gamers from the Actual Madrid B-team, with defender Victor Chust, Miguel Gutierrez, Antonio Blanco, Jesus Arribas and Hugo Duro additionally touring.
Each midfielder Arribas and ahead Duro got here into Saturday’s win as second half substitutes.