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Real Facing New Injury Crisis Ahead Of Atletico Clash

Real Madrid face a new injury crisis, as they will be without Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema for their UEFA Champions League second-leg clash with Atletico Madrid.

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Carlo Ancelotti’s Los Blancos team will go in to the Madrid derby without three important stars, as their most recent injury crisis could not only hinder their chances of a win against their city rivals on Wednesday, but their La Liga title chances too.

Bale received test results yesterday that officially ruled him out of the Madrid derby in the Champions League quarter-finals, with it being believed that the Welshman may only return from his calf-injury next month.

Real were dealt another blow when tests confirmed that Modric, who has controlled the tempo in midfield in almost every game since his return from a previous injury, had strained the collateral ligament in his right knee, and could only make a comeback in just under a month.

To add to Ancelotti’s injury woes, Benzema is another doubt for Wednesday night’s game, after Real Madrid confirmed that the Frenchman also received negative news on his knee and that he will be monitored.

Despite the injuries, Ancelotti remains confident ahead of the clash, which may be because of his side’s recent form - where they’ve scored 17 goals in their last five games.

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Real and Atletico drew 0-0 in the first-leg, which denied Real the chance to get a crucial away goal, and leaves Atletico in with the chance of grinding out a result.

Do you think that the injuries to Benzema, Bale and Modric will prove costly for Real? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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