Real Madrid have been rocked by an untimely injury to midfielder Eduardo Camavinga just days before their crucial Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City.
The 20-year-old French sensation was forced off with an apparent knee injury during Madrid’s 1-0 LaLiga victory over Getafe on Saturday.
Camavinga twisted his left knee awkwardly in the closing stages of the lacklustre win and had to be helped from the pitch with ice strapped to the inflicted area.
The midfield dynamo was instrumental in Madrid’s 1-1 first leg draw against City at the Santiago Bernabeu, setting up Vinicius Junior’s opening goal. His absence would be a massive blow to Los Blancos’ hopes of reaching the final.
With the semi-final tie delicately poised, Madrid now face an anxious wait to determine the severity of Camavinga’s injury.
Should he be ruled out, manager Carlo Ancelotti is likely to draft Eder Militao into central defence and shift David Alaba to left-back. Militao would partner the rested Antonio Rüdiger, with Alaba deputising for Camavinga.
Camavinga’s Injury Rocks Real Madrid Ahead of Semi-Final Clash
Madrid have suffered an untimely spate of injuries at the business end of the campaign. They will need all hands on deck for the daunting trip to Manchester as they look to advance to a showdown with either Inter Milan or AC Milan.
City, meanwhile, will be hoping Kevin De Bruyne can break down Madrid again after his vital away goal last week. The stage is set for an almighty battle at the Etihad on Wednesday.