After being pursued by the curse of injuries and the decline in its level, the Spanish club Real Madrid no longer has many options. In order to avoid a crisis within the corridors of the “White House”, it is faced with the inevitability of winning the Club World Cup in football held in Morocco, where it must first overtake Al-Ahly in Egypt. The semi-finals today, at a time when the people of the Red Castle seem high, with high morale, both locally and globally.
Real, the record holder for the number of victories in the competition (four titles in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018), is going through a state of turmoil the day after he traveled to the city of Rabat in order to reconcile with the victory, and ignore the injuries that have become part of the daily life of the capital club.
The most prominent victim of this series is French striker Karim Benzema, who won the Golden Ball last season, who was absent from the stadiums due to an injury to his right thigh in the 2-0 victory over Valencia on Thursday.
The veteran striker will miss the semi-finals because his name is not on the team list, similar to the Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who in turn was injured in his thigh during the warm-up period before the match against Real Mallorca on Sunday, which ended in a surprising 0-1 loss to Merengue.
The difficulties, which Ancelotti spoke about, are not limited to the injury of Benzema and Courtois only, as the Italian technician must deal with the chaos of injuries that impede his game plan.
Brazilian defender Eder Militao, French full-back Ferland Mendy, and Belgian wingers Eden Hazard and Lucas Vazquez will also be absent from the squad due to injury.
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