Real Madrid could be without their most important player this evening.
Los Blancos will face Athletic Club in a Copa del Rey match this evening, the fourth meeting between the two clubs this season.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side has won all three games so far, including two La Liga encounters and a Spanish Super Cup final.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, got the assistance of top scorer Karim Benzema, who is in excellent form this season.
Benzema has already scored 24 goals in all competitions, putting him on track to have his highest scoring season of his career.
However, the Frenchman is expected to miss tonight’s match against Athletic Club after struggling to recover from a muscle ailment sustained before the international break.
Benzema returned to group training yesterday, but he is anticipated to miss tonight’s match, with Ancelotti already stating that the striker will not be risked if there is a risk involved.
Real Madrid are back in action on Sunday when they host Granada at home, and Benzema will be hoping to play.