Benzema may miss Real’s clash against Atalanta
Published: 06:28 PM, 20 February 2021 Updated: 06:29 PM, 20 February 2021
Karim Benzema is the latest name to be added to Real Madrid’s injury list and he may miss the Champions League match against Atalanta next week.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane confirmed the news of Benzema’s injury on Thursday.
Benzema missed training on Friday morning and Zidane said he will not travel with the team for Saturday’s La Liga game away at Real Valladolid.
He won’t be with us tomorrow, said Zidane in a press conference on Friday.
He has a problem and because it came up yesterday he won’t be there tomorrow. We’ll see for next week, he added.
Madrid might cope without Benzema against Valladolid but his absence for the trip to Bergamo in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday would be a huge blow.
Benzema scored 17 times in all competitions this season and has netted in his last two consecutive matches.