Real Madrid have been dealt a huge blow ahead of the derby game against Atletico with a star man set to miss the game through injury.
That player comes in the form of midfielder Luka Modric who looks to have suffered an injury on international duty.
Reports today revealed that Modric, who was a key figure in Croatia’s World Cup qualification campaign, had not trained in the past two days.
That comes before Real Madrid’s pivotal clash against rivals Atletico which could see them close the gap on Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
Thankfully for Zinedine Zidane’s side, many fans believe that he is able enough to start the game as a replacement.
The Spaniard scored a hat-trick for the Spanish U21’s side recently which once again proved he is ready for first-team action.
He may well get that chance in one of the biggest games of the clubs season if Luka Modric is unable to feature at the weekend.
Luka Modric not training with the squad just two days ahead of the Madrid Derby against Atlético de Madrid.
— Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM) November 16, 2017
The reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid
As Real prepare for the Madrid derby, reports this week have been suggesting a whole host of things.
That is because there have been suggestions of a rift between Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos.
Not only that, there have been further reports listing all the reasons why Ronaldo wants to leave real Madrid.
The star man has been linked with a move away for a number of months now and there were suggestions he could join Man United in the summer.
Now, the players’ reasons for wanting to leave have been revealed.