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REAL MADRID

Danilo and Llorente the first casualties of Canada tour

The Brazilian right-back and the Castilla midfielder both retired after 30 minutes of a high-intensity training session taken by new physical trainer Antonio Pintus

Real Madrid’s pre-season got underway in Canada today with some high-intensity training. So intense, in fact, that it cost them their first casualties of the tour, with both Danilo and Marcos Llorente unable to complete the day’s second session.

Danilo injures hamstring

The Brazilian right-back and the Castilla midfielder both retired after 30 minutes of the session taken by new physical trainer Antonio Pintus. Danilo walked towards the changing rooms clutching his left hamstring, while Llorente suffered some pains in his upper abdomen.

Pintus puts players through paces

Pintus was hired by Real Madrid under the wishes of Zinedine Zidane – obsessed in his first years as a coach with the physical fitness of his squads – and it’s easy to see why. Pintus put the players through their paces from the first minute of the day while Zidane inspected the pitches, demonstrating the full trust he has in the Italian, a trainer he worked with at Juventus.

CASILLA, DANILO, AND FEBAS DURING TODAY'S SESSION IN MONTREAL