Why are Karim Benzema and Luka Modric not playing for Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig?


Champions League

Real Madrid will visit RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena for the 2022-2023 UEFA Champions League. However, neither Karim Benzema nor Luka Modric will play in it, find out why.

Karim Benzema and Luka Modric from Real Madrid
© Cliff Brunskill / Getty ImagesKarim Benzema and Luka Modric from Real Madrid

Real Madrid Want to close their own 2022-2023 European Champions Participate in the group stage of the league as soon as possible. In fact, Los Blancos You will have to win RB Leipzig In order to grab first place in Sixth group ranking. However, as the games start to get tougher and more difficult, their best players can be the goal injuries and bumps.

In fact, Real Madrid It is one of the few teams yet to be defeated between the National League and the European Championship. even if Los Blancos If you want to maintain her streak, all the players on the team will have to be ready to come on the field and put in a good performance. These players Eden Hazard or Marco Asensiowho have not played as much, but need to prove why they keep playing Real Madrid.

but, Karim Benzema And the Luka Modric They are not the only ones who will miss the Champions League group stage match. In fact, Dani Ceballos, Federico Valverde, and Mariano Diaz They are listed as injured for this game. Although the 23-year-old Uruguayan is likely to start and play at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Carlo Ancelotti Bench players will have to improvise in this game.

Why don’t Karim Benzema and Luka Modric play in the Real Madrid match against Leipzig?

as such Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti He said in the pre-match press conference, “We want to put in a good performance and tomorrow is the perfect opportunity to win first.” It was very important for the Italian to have all the key players available for this match. However, after their La Liga match against Sevilla, there are five players who will miss Leipzig’s trip on Wednesday night.

Karim Benzema will miss the match because of a “A muscle strain in the quadriceps muscle of the left leg. Suspended evolution”. According to Real Madrid’s injury report, 2022 Ballon d’Or winner He will at least miss this same game because he missed the last game. for Luka Modric, the situation is different. The Croatian midfielder was absent at the last minute due to unknown circumstances.

As stated in the report, “Luka Modric will not play in the Champions League group stage match tomorrow between Real Madrid and Leipzig, at the RB Stadium. The Croatian was selected in Ancelotti’s squad for the match, but he withdrew at the last minute and will not travel with the team to Leipzig.” So it is not clear when it will be available to play again.

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