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BREAKING: Benzema highly questionable for Derby against Atlético

The French defender hasn't recovered from his knee problems just yet.

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Dramatic news for Real Madrid. According to both As and Marca, Karim Benzema hasn't recovered from his knee problems in time and is highly questionable for Wednesday's Derby against Atlético de Madrid. Although he is trying his best to recover and feature in this decisive clash, Ancelotti will likely have to find a replacement.

If true. this is a massive blow for Real Madrid's chances considering that Luka Modric and Gareth Bale will also miss the Derby. Ancelotti was optimistic with Benzema's injury and said that the was going to feature, but he might have to take a more cautious approach on Tuesday's press conference.

Everything has fallen apart for Los Blancos after the first leg in which they completed a good performance at the Calderón but ultimately failed to score a valuable away goal. Real Madrid need a win in order to go through.

Bale and Modric got injured during Saturday's match against Málaga while Benzema hasn't been able to train with the squad for the past four days.

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