Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, will miss Los Blancos' next La Liga clash against Espanyol.
The UEFA Champions League winners will also be without the services of Gareth Bale, who picked up a knock in the 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon.
Los Blancos manager confirmed the three-time Ballon d'Or winner will miss the clash with flu.
"Cristiano will not travel with us, he has a sore throat and we're not going to risk him," Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said.
"We have games every three days and we can't take risks with such an important player. Bale received a strong knock to the hip on Wednesday and he's not going to travel either.
Real have enjoyed a fine start to the season, having won all three of the La Liga games this season and victory against Espanyol will see them regain top spot.
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