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Hazard halts training due to discomfort

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BATTLEMODE COUNTDOWN: DAY 2

According to Marca, Eden hazard halts recovery training due to a discomfort in the same area of his recent injury. If true, this will be the 2nd relapse of the same injury to Hazard. Hazard must be handled carefully, he was making progress prior to this.

BIG FACTS

Today on 6 March 1902, marks the birth of Real Madrid and the rest is history as we know it. Celebrating 119 years of excellence.

ROAD TO ATLETICO

Benzema seems to be back in full fitness, we’ll find out Sunday. Lucas covered his return to training ahead of the derby. This is good news for the squad, although this match is crucial We shouldn’t be in a rush to put him back in the XI. These injuries aren’t fair, we lose Mariano but potentially get benzema back.

ICYMI

Jovic seems to keep the door open on a return to Frankfurt. On this brand new episode of Churros y Tacticas podcast, Kiyan and Diego cover how Sevilla’s conservativesness impeded their own progress in the Copa Del Rey. Kiyan also gives us a Derby preview of potential lineups, tactics etc.