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Benzema and Bale should be ready to play the Semifinals, Modric still questionable

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Real Madrid earned the ticket to the UEFA Champions League Semifinals with a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Atlético de Madrid. Luka Modric, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale missed the game with injuries, while Marcelo was suspended. However, three out of those four players should be ready to play two weeks from now, meaning that they will likely help Real Madrid in the Semifinals.

With Marcelo back from suspension, Karim Benzema and Bale will be working hard this upcoming week in order to recover from their injuries. While Bale has a problem in his calf that should be healed soon, Benzema's sprained knee could be a tricky issue. It's true that Ancelotti and the coaching staff expected the French attacker to feature in yesterday's game, but he finally needed some more time.

Modric's situation is a bit different. The Croatian wants to play no matter what, but he will most likely need to miss at least one month.

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