Modric, Valverde and Benzema will miss Madrid’s vs RB Leipzig on Tuesday
-By: Lloyd Zoom Dosso Jr- Federico Valverde, Luka Modric will miss Real Madrid’s Champions League game at RB Leipzig on Tuesday, joining Karim Benzema in being ruled out of the trip to Germany.
Uruguayan midfielder Valverde has been in revelatory form for Madrid this season and scored his seventh goal of the campaign in Saturday’s 3-1 win against Sevilla.
However, he took a heavy knock late in that game after being clattered by Papu Gomez, who was booked, and that blow has counted Valverde out of head coach Carlo Ancelotti’s midweek plans.
Real Madrid will be without Luka Modric when they face RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Modric did not travel to Germany with the Madrid squad on Monday after he was a late withdrawal from the squad.
The midfielder opened the scoring in a 3-1 LaLiga defeat of Sevilla on Saturday before being substituted after 77 minutes.
The club did not state why Modric will miss the game against Bundesliga side Leipzig.
A club statement said: “Luka Modric won’t play in tomorrow’s Champions League group stage match between Real Madrid and Leipzig, at the RB Arena.
Ballon d’Or winner Benzema was already expected to miss the Leipzig fixture, having been absent against Sevilla due to muscular fatigue in his left leg, and that was confirmed as Madrid announced their travelling squad.
Madrid have already made sure of a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League, and they will be confirmed as winners of Group F if they avoid defeat at second-placed Leipzig, who sit four points behind Ancelotti’s defending champions.