12/05/2021 5:31 am | UPDATED 12/05/2021 12:06 AM
Karim Benzema was unable to play for more than 16 minutes on Saturday night against Real Sociedad. Released through injury, the international tricolor may not replay in 2021.
Images that we don’t like to see … Karim Benzema kneeling down and grimacing before reaching the edge of the pitch limping low, such is the scene that unfolded in San Sebastian on Saturday night as the Real Sociedad received the real Madrid on behalf of the 16e La Liga matchday. Images that do not fail to cause great concern on the other side of the Pyrenees.
This part started in the skin of an indecisive holder, KB9 was only able to honor it with his presence for nine minutes. This before giving way to Luka Jovic, torn by a sharp pain in the left leg, and certainly affected in the hamstrings. Unless it is his knee – some Iberian sources report an alert in his left joint.
At the worst time
For Real, the blow is hard. If the White House still won against Sociedad (0-2), thanks to Vinicius (47e) and Jovic (57e), it is indeed the best offensive asset of the Madrilenians which is on the flank. A goalscorer with 12 goals and 7 assists in 14 league matches. The timing of the rest is catastrophic for the formation of Carlo Ancelotti since the week ahead will be decisive. With the program a decisive duel in C1, Tuesday, against Inter; then a La Liga clash against Atlético next Sunday.
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