Luka Modric set to miss Champions League clash against Man City

Luka Modric in action for Real Madrid against Girona.

Luka Modric set to miss Champions League clash against Man City

Stephen Oladehinde 16:36 - 28.04.2023

Real Madrid are set to be without Luka Modric for their Champions League semi-final clash against Manchester City after he picked up an injury against Girona.

The one-time Ballon d’Or winner has been an integral part of Carlo Ancelotti’s side scoring four goals and creating three assists for his team.

As it stands, the Real Madrid playmaker is expected to miss the crunch tie with Manchester City as they push for their 15th Champions League trophy.

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Real Madrid statement about Modric’s injury

The club has released a statement regarding the playmaker's injury and his availability for the Champions League semi-final game.

According to the statement from Real Madrid, “A test was carried out on Luka Modrić by Real Madrid Medical Services, and an injury to the back of his left thigh has been diagnosed. His progress will be monitored.”

Real Madrid announced today that Luka Modric has "an injury to the back of his left thigh," raising questions about whether he would be able to play against Manchester City.

On May 6, the Spanish Cup final will take place, and on May 9, Madrid will host the first leg of the Champions League semi-final versus the English champions.

Ancelotti hopes to have Modric back on time

Tuesday's La Liga match between Real and Girona ended in a 4-2 loss for Real, with Modric replaced by Aurelien Tchouameni in the 63rd minute due to an injury.

Speaking during a press conference, Ancelotti said, “He had a minor injury in Girona and is unavailable,” coach Carlo Ancelotti told a press conference today.

“We’re waiting to see how he progresses and I don’t know if he will make the cup final. Let’s hope we have him back for the remaining games, which are important.”

Real will play Almeria on Saturday, Real Sociedad on Tuesday, and Osasuna in the Spanish Cup final in Seville before playing Almeria in La Liga.