Carlo Ancelottithe technical director of Real Madrid, will not be able to count on several key players, due to injury, for the Semifinal of the Club World Cup 2022 against Egyptian Al Ahly, which will be played this Wednesday at the Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco.
The goalkeeper Thibaut CourtoisThe front Karim Benzema and the defenders Éder Militao, Lucas Vázquez and Ferland Mendy they will not travel to Morocco this Monday; however, the top three could be available for a possible final this Saturday if the Spanish side qualify.
vazquez and Mendy They have been out for several games due to long-term injuries, but it is expected that Benzema and Militao, who were substituted due to injuries during Real Madrid’s victory against Valencia on Thursday, will not be out for too long.
Courtois, who suffered a groin injury during warm-ups for Sunday’s shock loss at Majorcadoes not have a long-term problem according to medical tests.
Courtois, Benzema and military they will remain in Madrid for treatment but are expected to join their teammates in Rabat later in the week if their treatment goes according to plan.
Real Madrid have only won one of their last three games in the Spanish League, which has allowed the Barcelona extend their lead at the top of the standings to eight points.
Despite all the injuries and the busy schedule of the next few weeks, with the Club World Cup quickly followed by a clash of the UEFA Champions League against Liverpool and a confrontation of Copa del Rey against Barcelona, In addition to the LaLiga matches, Ancelotti stated that his team aspires to glory on all fronts.
However, the Italian urged the authorities to review the calendars in the interest of the well-being of the players.
We are not going to throw competitions. We are in the semifinals of the Cup, in the round of 16 of the Champions League and it is the most important competition, in the semifinals of a Club World Cup, in the fight for the League. We have to dose the players because we have an incredible calendar. It does not stop here because the League, FIFA, the Federation and UEFA want to do their thing.
The winner of the clash between Real Madrid and Al Ahly will face the flamenco brazilian or al al hilal Saudi, who will play the other semifinal this Tuesday in Tangier.
(With information from Reuters)