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Real Madrid games are back.
After the long international break, Real Madrid games return this week. This is today’s schedule:
✈ Real Madrid will travel to Kiev tomorrow morning.— Madrid Xtra. (@MadridXtra) October 17, 2021
Ancelotti's press conference at 17:45 CEST (with a player);
Last training session at 19:15 CEST at Kiev Olympic Stadium. pic.twitter.com/yaRwRrQX6k
Our injury issue continues
Last season, we discussed our injury crisis in depth. The new season starts with another staff, but there are already plenty of injuries so far.
Real Madrid's injuries & Covid 21/22:— Madrid Xtra. (@MadridXtra) October 17, 2021
Benzema, Alaba, Odriozola, Lunin
Isco has had a relapse from his back pain. Jovic suffered a knock during yesterday’s training; it is serious enough that Ancelotti and his staff are quite worried. Hazard continues to training alone, but Ancelotti is hopefull he will be available for El Clásico. They are all out for the UCL game against Shakhtar.