Real Madrid superstar a doubt for Espanyol clash – report

by | 9 March, 2023 | LaLiga News

Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema

Things continue to go from bad to worse for Real Madrid. As they prepare for the upcoming game against RCD Espanyol, club captain and ace striker Karim Benzema is now believed to be a doubt for the fixture.

This claim comes from Melchor Ruiz of COPE, who states that the 35-year-old’s situation will be assessed over the next few days before a decision is made on his availability for the clash versus Espanyol.

Benzema has endured an injury-riddled 2022/23 campaign, having already missed several matches due to injury and fitness problems.

Across all competitions, the Real Madrid captain has been unavailable for 12 games due to injuries. Most recently, he was left out of the squad for the La Liga encounter against CA Osasuna due to muscle fatigue.

Earlier today, the former France international did not train with the rest of the group and participated in indoor sessions. It has now led to doubts over his involvement against Espanyol.

Los Blancos will host the Catalan outfit on Saturday afternoon. Post that, they will have two extremely vital clashes against Liverpool in the Champions League and Barcelona in La Liga.