Real Madrid don’t expect David Alaba to be available for Wednesday’s second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City..
The 29-year-old was withdrawn at half time of the first leg, which City proceeded to win 4-3, after complaining of pain in his groin. he didn’t feature at the weekend as Real won the La Liga title with a 4-0 demolition of Espanyol, although he brought his trusty chair to the afterparty.
He was likely to miss the Espanyol game in the hope that he will be healthy enough to face City but things have not gone right as well as quite a few outlets have claimed that Alaba is unlikely to make it.
Alaba didn’t train with the majority of the actual squad on Monday morning, with As indicating he was inside with both Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard to focus on his recovery from injury.
It is pointed out that Alaba has not been officially ruled out, with the club ready to give him all the time as possible to confirm his fitness, though it is highly unlikely that the Austrian will return in time.
Carlo Ancelotti chose to field a massively rotated squad for the Espanyol match to protect his big names for the City game, with his back four remaining completely new.
Not Eder Militao nor Nacho Fernandez have been in the squad for the match, with both resting with a point of view to starting at fullback together with Ferland Mendy and Dani Carvajal.
Casemiro was filled in against Espanyol at Centre- Back, but ought to return to his midfield – role here, with Toni Kroos and Luka Modric advancing in front of him.
Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema also started on the bench, but ought to return as Real attempt to turn the deficit against City into a win..