Real Madrid duo expected to be fit for El Clasico

LALIGA Real Madrid duo expected to be fit for El Clasico

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 13:11 - 17.03.2023

Real Madrid duo Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos are expected to be fit for the LaLiga showdown against Barcelona on Sunday.

Real Madrid knocked Liverpool out of the Champions League on Wednesday night and Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game as Real advanced to the Quarter-finals winning 6-2 on aggregate. 

Real Madrid's Benzema picked up an injury while celebrating his goal against Liverpool

However, Benzema appeared to pick up an injury while celebrating his goal and manager Carlo Ancelotti took him off moments later as a precaution.

Kroos was also replaced in the 83rd minute and shortly after, was seen with the medical staff and with ice on his right thigh.

Benzema and Kroos available for Barcelona clash

Despite the apparent niggles, both stars will now be fit for Sunday’s crucial meeting with Barcelona at Camp Nou.

Benzema and Kroos are expected to be fit for Barcelona game

Both players completed a training session with the team at Valdebebas on Thursday, with David Alaba the only absentee.

The Austrian picked up an injury in the first-leg win over Liverpool at Anfield last month and is yet to return to first-team training.

Meanwhile, Pedri is set to be available for Barcelona which represens a huge boost for the Blaugrana. He picked up the injury last month against Manchester United but is now available for selection after training normally this week.

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Real Madrid head into the game in second place in La Liga, nine points behind Barcelona.

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