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Ancelotti, pending the tests to Militao and Alaba

Ancelotti, pending the tests to Militao and Alaba

The Italian Carlo Ancelotti has gone from receiving the good news of the recoveries of two left-backs such as the Frenchman Ferland Mendy and the Brazilian Marcelo, to living pending the tests that will be carried out on the Brazilian Éder Militao and the Austrian David Alaba to be able to conform his defense for the next games, with the classic against Barcelona on Sunday 24 as the date marked in red on the calendar.

Both affected by the ‘FIFA virus’. Militao suffered a concussion on his thigh last Sunday against Colombia (0-0) that prevented him from continuing and ended his participation in the match and with the ‘canarinha’.

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For his part, Alaba received a strong blow to his left knee last Tuesday, in the defeat against Denmark (1-0) and, despite playing the 90 minutes, this Thursday afternoon the Real Madrid doctors will carry out tests. to know his condition first hand, although in the club there is no alarm about a possible injury.

To Ancelotti’s relief, Real Madrid will not play their commitment this weekend against Athletic Club since the Superior Sports Council (CSD) confirmed the postponement because it should be played on Saturday and the white team would not have its South American players as he is playing the qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup in 2022.

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For this reason, his next commitment will be in five days, on Tuesday, October 19, during his visit to Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine in the third day of the Champions League. An encounter that could mean the premiere this season for Jesús Vallejo, who has not yet had minutes despite being always physically well.

In addition, Ancelotti, together with his coaching staff, will have to evaluate the risks he wants to take with both players in case they could participate in the Champions League, since the next commitment, on Sunday 24, is the classic against Barcelona.

Game for which, if all goes according to plan, Mendy, the left-back starter last season, could be available, ending the ordeal that began on May 11, when he suffered a tibial periostitis that, along with various muscle discomfort, have had been off the pitch ever since.

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And also Marcelo, who, due to various muscular problems, has only played two minutes this season. For his part, the Spanish Dani Carvajal rushes his options to be available for the classic, already training alone and thus advancing from the calf injury he suffered on September 19. EFE (HN)

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