Madrid's Isco practically ruled out for Bayern second leg

Real Madrid's Málaga magician suffered a shoulder strain during Wednesday evening's Champions League win in Munich, and reports state he'll almost certainly miss the return.

Madrid's Isco practically ruled out for Bayern second leg

With reports suggesting that first choice right-back Dani Carvajal will be out for the Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich, Zinedine Zidane has received further bad news.

Isco unlikely for Bayern at Bernabéu

Playmaker Isco, who was taken off in the Allianz Arena on Wednesday after injuring his shoulder, has been practically ruled out for the encounter at the Santiago Bernabéu next Tuesday. This is according to reports on Thursday from EFE sources at the Madrid club.

Isco damaged his left shoulder after a challenge from Boateng in the first minute of the game. Zidane then substituted him at the break with Marco Asensio. We await confirmation following the x-ray and tests to see if and how the joint itself has been damaged.

Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Isco vies with Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal and Jerome Boateng during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first-leg.

Champions League final target

On Friday the player will go through tests but everything indicates that he'll miss the second leg. Zidane will not want to take any risks in a game where they have an advantage, and would prefer to have him fully fit to play in a potential third consecutive Champions League final, on May 26 in Kiev, against either Liverpool or AS Roma.

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1Tottenham 16 5 1 0
2Real Madrid 13 4 1 1
3B. Dortmund 2 0 2 4
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*Update 26 de abril de 2018