Before his team’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg matchup against Liverpool on Wednesday, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has announced that forward Karim Benzema has sustained an ankle injury.
Prior to the Liverpool match, Ancelotti also gave the most recent Ferland Mendy development.
Recall that in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 matches at Anfield in February, Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 5-2.
Ancelotti stated Benzema would miss the league match due to an ankle injury in a news conference prior to Real Madrid’s La Liga match against Espanyol on Saturday.
“Benzema has a blow to the ankle, he has not been able to join the group,” Ancelotti said. “He [Benzema] will be available on Wednesday.”
He continued, “Ferland Mendy is back and will start training with the team on Sunday. He should be back for Liverpool.”