Benzema absent from training and will miss Deportivo game

The Frenchman is suffering from a muscular problem, meaning Álvaro Morata will likely step in to the starting eleven for the game against Deportivo. Zidane is also set to make other changes.France-England live

Benzema absent from training and will miss Deportivo game

Real Madrid-Deportivo La Coruña

Zidane is set to rest a number of players on Saturday.

Karim Benzema missed training on Friday as the Real Madrid squad prepared for the visit of Deportivo (Saturday, 20:45). The French striker, who is suffering from a muscular problem and stayed in the gym, now looks set to miss the final game of 2016 at the Bernabéu, with Álvaro Morata likely to start after returning from injury.


Zinedine Zidane is also preparing other changes as he looks to rest the core of his first eleven prior to the team’s flight to Japan for the FIFA Club World Cup on Monday.

Aside from Benzema and Gareth Bale, who continues his recuperation after undergoing surgery on his ankle, all other first-team players trained normally.


Table PTS W D L
1Real Madrid 34 10 4 0
2Barcelona 28 8 4 2
3Sevilla 27 8 3 3
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Next matches
Real Madrid - Deportivo S-10/12 20:45
Valencia - Real Madrid D-18/12 00:00
Real Madrid - Granada S-07/01 13:00


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*Update 9 de diciembre de 2016