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Nacho suffers muscle overload and could miss Betis match

The centerback is a doubt for Saturday’s match

Levante UD v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Santander Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Real Madrid defender Nacho has reportedly suffered a muscle overload and is considered a doubt against Real Betis on Saturday, according to El Larguero.

The outlet’s tweet says that if Nacho does not recover by the weekend, David Alaba would receive his starting spot alongside Eder Militão. This would also mean that Marcelo, if healthy, would start at left back or to youngster Miguel Gutierrez in his absence.

The report also says that Toni Kroos and Luka Modric have already been ruled out.

Realmadrid.com confirms that both Kroos and Modric are continuing their recovery programs along with Ferland Mendy and Dani Ceballos. All four players missed the previous match against Levante on Sunday.

The club’s training session report on Tuesday morning also confirmed that Nacho spent training indoors at Real Madrid City, which suggests he is indeed not yet match fit. It appears that this will be a wait-and-see approach with Nacho leading into Saturday.