Real Madrid’s midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is expected to be available for Wednesday night’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City despite sustaining a knee injury in their 1-0 win over Getafe on Saturday in LaLiga.
The 20-year-old went down with a knock in the closing stages of the Santiago Bernabeu match and was shown considerable pain before being replaced by Alvaro Odriozola.
However, over the weekend, Camavinga underwent tests at Valdebebas which affirmed he only suffered a bruise and ruled out any serious damage.
As a consequence, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti allayed worries and “the internal part of his knee is bothering him, but it’s nothing”.
Camavinga, who successfully took up the left-back position following injuries to Ferland Mendy, has been one of Real Madrid’s standout players this season.
Camavinga Fit to Play in Champions League Semi-Final
With the Spanish club aiming to overcome the 1-1 draw from the first leg of the showdown against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, his general fitness appears significant.
The Angolan-born player was absent from Sunday’s training session but is expected to join group training on Tuesday after resting on Monday.
In light of the pressure-cooker setting of Wednesday’s game, Camavinga’s return will be welcomed at the club.