Present on the lawn this Thursday during Real Madrid-Valencia, Karim Benzema was injured. His body language does not encourage optimism.
The evening was not very good for Karim Benzema. Opposed this Thursday evening to FC Valence with his Real Madrid team, the tricolor striker has not (always) been successful. First because he made a push on an opponent when Rüdiger had just opened the scoring for Madrid. A gesture captured by the VAR which canceled the goal. Then because he was injured and had to leave prematurely. Worry is in order.
Decisive double passer all the same this evening, and when he had just attempted a strike, Karim Benzema immediately touched the back of the thigh, almost at the level of the knee. Immediately replaced by Carlo Ancelotti, the 2022 Ballon d’Or went directly to the locker room, surely to receive some first aid and be examined by Madrid doctors. And judging by the Frenchman’s body language, the verdict might not be very positive. Head down, Karim Benzema left the lawn of the Bernabeu shaking his head.
After the package already announced by Kylian Mbappé for the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League against Bayern Munich (February 14), will Karim Benzema also be deprived of this meeting, against Liverpool (February 21)? The question awaits an answer.