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PSG-Real Madrid: Injured Modric and Marcelo could well make it

Update:

Real Madrid are having bad luck with injuries this term. With just a fortnight to go until they take on Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their Champions League tie, they have now confirmed two new additions to the sickbay: Luka Modric and Marcelo, both cornerstones of Zinedine Zidane's team.

Modric and Marcelo will push hard to make it

The medical reports issued by the LaLiga club say they have hamstring injuries, but do not specify whether the strains are (in ascending order of severity) grade I, II or III. In my opinion, though, we can expect both players to be back for what is, after all, Real Madrid's most important game of the season so far.

Marcelo hugs Luka Modric before Real Madrid's Champions League lasy-16 first leg against Paris Saint-Germain last week.
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Marcelo hugs Luka Modric before Real Madrid's Champions League lasy-16 first leg against Paris Saint-Germain last week.GABRIEL BOUYSAFP

If Los Blancos are knocked out, their campaign will have been an unmitigated failure, so I firmly believe that both Modric and Marcelo will push as hard as they can to be able to play their part. In the Brazilian's case, moreover, we've got used to seeing him make rapid progress in his recoveries from muscle injuries.

Medical reports suggest strains are only minor

And, indeed, the fact that Real Madrid have not indicated how serious the strains are means it's reasonable to assume they're only minor, and that two weeks will be enough for them to get themselves in shape for the crunch clash in Paris.

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