Alarm bells for Madrid as Benzema limps off in Mallorca
With El Clásico looming next Sunday, Real Madrid fans will be troubled with the sight of the French striker limping from the Son Moix pitch.
Karim Benzema was on target again for Real Madrid as they ran out to a 0-3 win on the island of Mallorca on Monday night with the French striker converting a penalty kick and nodding home after Vinicius had opened the scoring for the side from the capital in the second half. The Lyon-born striker has scored 22 goals this season to date in LaLiga.
With five minutes remaining on the clock, the striker was forced to go to ground clutching his calf in some anguish and with no more substitutes remaining, the French forward limped to the dressing room at Mallorca's Son Moix stadium.
Earlier in the second half, Brazilian Rodrygo was forced to limp from the filed being assisted by the Real Madrid physio and Benzema and Rodrygo's availability for Sunday's 'Clasico' against Barcelona is in doubt as coach Ancelotti said he still doesn't know the extent of their injuries.
"We have to wait for the exams later in the week, let's hope it's not serious." Ancelotti said, as the club informed reporters that Rodrygo's injury is the one that is the most concerning.
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