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And Another One Bites the Dust
Ah yes, what a wonderful way to kick-off your week. That’s yet another one out for the season due to a torn ACL. You know, we really gotta address that at some point. Is it mostly due to the match volume, the fitness training or a mixture of both. Whatever the case, when you think about the injuries to this point, the team are actually holding out quite well.
Terrible news for Real Madrid: David Alaba has torn his ACL, his season is over.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 17, 2023
It’s third ACL injury this season for Real Madrid after Courtois and Militão. pic.twitter.com/mcjrp9lxvi
And We Had Some... Guests of Honor
Endrick was present to watch his future club Real Madrid with his partner pic.twitter.com/NI0woylc9E— CentreGoals. (@centregoals) December 17, 2023
Still... that pass from Luka... Wow. The timing of the sequence suggests that it’s something out of the training grounds, but hey, still, Luka’s scan was super quick and the delivery was just beautiful.
I've seen this celebration more than I've seen my family this year. pic.twitter.com/nOiPg8unrC— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) December 17, 2023