Karim Benzema has missed the last two matches for Real Madrid with a muscle injury.
The striker was forced off at Celtic Park with a knock.
He’s missed games against RCD Mallorca, RB Leipzig and he could now be absent for Sunday’s Madrid derby.
Benzema vs Atlético Madrid?
COPE journalist Miguel Ángel Díaz claims: “Karim Benzema is practically ruled out for next Sunday’s Metropolitano game.”
Rodrygo has therefore been thrust into the line-up in the two matches that the Frenchman has missed.
Madrid are well equipped to manage without Benzema as they also have other options who could start in attack, including Federico Valverde, Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio.
Meanwhile, speaking about the striker after the win over Leipzig, Ancelotti said: “The strategy of the game would have not changed with Benzema.
“We will see in these days if he can train.”