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No Benzema against Atalanta
Real Madrid already released the squad list for Wednesday game, confirming Benzema won’t play this game due to his recent injury.
✅ Our 19-man squad for the match against @Atalanta_BC!#UCL pic.twitter.com/kT5ML6qV0d— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) February 22, 2021
AS’ cover mentioned that Ramos and Benzema for the return leg:
AS’s Cover | “Benzema and Ramos for the return leg.” pic.twitter.com/i4ssS5HTB7— Real Madrid Info ³⁴ (@RMadridInfo) February 23, 2021
Florentino Perez tested negative for Covid-19
The club also released an official statement about Florentino Perez, who previously had tested positive for Covid-19. Now, the President has tested negative twice in the last 2 days. However, Perez won’t travel to Bergamo.
Players were presented with Audi cars
Real Madrid players and Zidane received their new Audi cars. The club released several photos and video of the players with theirs cars in the Alfredo Di Stéfano parking. Real Madrid and Audi have had this partnership since 2003.
You can see all the photos in Real Madrid’s official website.