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Ancelotti confirms double injury blow for Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid
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The reigning Spanish champions will visit Girona on Tuesday without two key first-team players.

Real Madrid are preparing for a big few weeks in their season, with both the Copa del Rey final and Champions League semi-final coming up.

However, going into Tuesday’s LaLiga match at Girona, Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Karim Benzema and Eduardo Camavinga will be absent. The Frenchmen are recovering from knocks. They may be available again come Saturday against Almeria.

“Benzema and Camavinga will miss out and [Dani] Ceballos has got accumulated cards,” Real Madrid manager Ancelotti said in a press conference on Monday.

“Camavinga lasted the game [against Celta Vigo] but then he felt some discomfort from a knock. I think they should be available for Almeria.

“[Ferland] Mendy and Alaba won’t be there either. Alaba is recovering well and I don’t think he should be a problem for the Copa del Rey final.”

On Benzema, Ancelotti added: “If he recovers from his knock, he’ll play against Almeria.

“He’s hugely important to us. He’s shown a fantastic level in recent games and you keep that up by playing, not by resting. If he’s fit, he wants to play and that’s what we want as well.”