Real Madrid suffers injury blow ahead of Champions League second-leg tie with Liverpool clash

Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has confirmed that striker Karim Benzema has suffered an ankle injury ahead of his side’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg clash against Liverpool next Wednesday.

Ancelotti also provided the latest update on Ferland Mendy ahead of the Liverpool clash.

Recall that Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 5-2 in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie with Liverpool at Anfield in February.

Speaking to the press ahead of Real Madrid’s La Liga tie with Espanyol on Saturday, Ancelotti revealed that Benzema would miss the league game because of an ankle injury.

“Benzema has a blow to the ankle, he has not been able to join the group,” Ancelotti said. “He [Benzema] will be available on Wednesday.”

He continued, “Ferland Mendy is back and will start training with the team on Sunday. He should be back for Liverpool.”

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