Hit in the ankle against Bétis Sevilla on Sunday, Karim Benzema should finally be present for the reception of Liverpool on Wednesday.
After an absolutely exceptional 2021-2022 season, Karim Benzema is going through a more mixed 2022-2023 financial year. If he is still effective (18 goals and 5 assists in 27 matches), the French international multiplies the physical glitches, which notably prevented him from taking part in the 2022 World Cup and which recently drew his wrath of the Madrid press. The most recent dates back to Sunday, during the draw of the Real Madrid (0-0) on the lawn of the Betis Seville.
Back against Liverpool?
A blow received in the ankle which worries since the Ballon d’Or 2022 trained indoors this week. But as indicated Brand et The Athletic, this discomfort would ultimately not be so serious. If he should once again be left to stand in the face ofEspanyol Barcelona this Saturday, his 10th missed match in La Liga this season, the 35-year-old striker should however be able to hold his place for the knockout round of the Champions League against Liverpool.
Karim Benzema’s ankle injury is not serious — he could feature in Real Madrid’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Liverpool next Wednesday.
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In the first leg, the Merengues had crushed the Reds at Anfield (5-2) with a double from Ninethus taking a serious option on qualifying for the quarter-finals.