12/05/2021 5:01 pm | UPDATED 12/05/2021 5:16 PM
More fear than harm for Karim Benzema. Released on injury Saturday night in San Sebastian, the Real Madrid striker passed reassuring exams this Sunday.
The image was scary to see. Karim Benzema leaving the lawn of the Real Sociedad limping low, wide grin of pain on his face, Saturday night at the 16e La Liga matchday. The hamstrings of the left thigh certainly affected, it remained to know the extent of the damage according to the Sunday examinations observed. With a rather lenient verdict on arrival.
” Benzema does not suffer from any torn hamstrings. He is absent for Inter but will try to recover for the derby “, Announces the Cadena Cope this Sunday afternoon. Words that corroborate the intuition of Carlo Ancelotti, who earlier blown to the Spanish media: ” He had a problem, he was a little embarrassed and he didn’t want to force it. […] I don’t think it will be available for Tuesday. But he could come back on Sunday … “
Tried for the derby
No shock against Inter in the Champions League, therefore – a duel at the top of Pool D with the leadership of the group at stake – but real hopes to see KB9 at work against Atlético de Madrid next Sunday in Liga. For Real, nuance is important. Even if Luka Jovic perfectly replaced Karim Benzema on Saturday night by splitting a goal and an assist (0-2 victory for Madrilenians), the international tricolor remains the number one offensive asset of the Merengues this season in the league . From the top of his 12 achievements for 7 offerings in 14 outings.