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Real Madrid handed major squad boost ahead of Chelsea clash

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The Blancos will have Eder Militao back in their squad for the upcoming game.

Real Madrid defeated Celta Vigo 2-1 in a controversial game on Saturday. Karim Benzema scored two penalties and missed one as the league leaders bounced back from their heavy Clasico defeat before the international break.

The Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti had to substitute Eder Militao in the 85th minute, with the Brazilian star limping off the pitch. The injury generated concerns over Militao’s fitness ahead of Real Madrid’s upcoming Champions League game against Chelsea. 

However, according to Mundo Deportivo, Militao’s injury is not serious. The Defender will reportedly be able to play in London, with his substitution being precautionary. 

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Militao won Real Madrid’s first penalty against Celta, which provided a chance for Benzema to open the scoring at the Balaidos Stadium.

The referee’s decision to award the La Liga leaders three penalties and disallow one of Celta’s goal triggered a response from Iago Aspas after the game.

“The only thing missing was a fourth penalty to shoot it himself [referee Gonzalez Fuertes],” the experienced Celta star said.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had a different view of the decisions made by the referee.

He said: “I saw the first and the second. It was hard to see the third from my goal. But if you put your foot in, then… we’ve had penalties like that given against us too. It’s the first time in ages that we’ve had three penalties in one game.”