Villarreal vs Real Madrid: Jovic’s COVID positive and Benzema’s injury rules strikers out of training

Villarreal vs Real Madrid More headaches for Zidane

Karim Benzema.Karim Benzema.
Jos A. SanzMARCA

Neither Karim Benzema nor Luka Jovic have trained with the rest of the team in Real Madrid’s last session prior their LaLiga Santander game against Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica.

Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Odriozola and Fede Valverde will all miss Saturday’s match due to their respective injuries, while Jovic has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Benzema picked up an injury in Real Madrid’s 4-1 defeat to Valencia at Mestalla. He tried to recover during the international break but it seems that he will not make it in time for the match with Villarreal.

Against Los Che, the Frenchman scored for the fourth consecutive game, after netting against Borussia Monchengladbach, Huesca and Inter. His streak may now be interrupted if he is finally left out of the squad.

Zinedine Zidane will be without one of his most important players at a key moment of the season, as Real Madrid look to bounce back from the defeat against Valencia with a win at Villarreal.

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