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BREAKING: Casemiro and Benzema miss Madrid's training ahead of Manchester City's visit

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Zidane will speak about their condition at 13:30 CET.

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Karim Benzema and Casemiro have not participated in Real Madrid's training a day ahead of the return leg of the Champions League Semifinals against Manchester City.

While Benzema was expected to be out with his hamstring injury until tomorrow -- when he was supposed to test his condition and use painkilling injections if needed --, Casemiro's absence is surprising and is related to some problems on his hip.

Coach Zinedine Zidane will speak about the condition of his players when he meets the media at 13:30 CET.

The good news for Real Madrid and their fans are that Cristiano Ronaldo was involved in training with the rest of his teammates and appears ready to go and play the whole game, something that will be needed given his goalscoring ability.

Real Madrid will need to beat Manchester City to advance to the Final, given that a scoring draw would benefit the British side.