Champions Real Madrid pose a serious threat ahead of the Spanish League restarting in 2023/24 after the end of the current international break.
Injuries have plagued the Royal Club ranks in the last few days, especially after Eduardo Camavinga was injured in France and Vinicius Junior injured in Brazil.
Injuries to Kamavanga and Vinicius throw Real Madrid’s calculations into disarray
Jose Luis Calderon told Radio Marca: “What is happening at Real Madrid is very worrying. The situation in the team has become very difficult for Ancelotti.”
He continued by saying: “Real Madrid is suffering from a serious lack of players, the situation at the club is uncomfortable and the intense competition is having a negative impact on the players.”
The Merengues face fierce competition in the Spanish league this season, especially after Girona topped the La Liga table with 34 points.
The Royal Club is in second place in the Spanish league standings with 32 points after just 13 rounds, while Barcelona is in third place with 30 points.
Diagnosis of Kamavanga and Vinicius’ injuries
Eduardo Camavinga suffered a torn external collateral ligament in his right knee after heavy interference from Ousmane Dembele when he was called up for France’s Euro 2024 qualifier.
Vinicius Jr also suffered a torn biceps femoris muscle and a distal tendon injury in his left leg during Colombia’s 2026 World Cup qualifying match with Brazil.
How many times has Real Madrid won the Champions League?
The Merengue have won the Champions League 14 times in their history and are considered the club to have won the most double cups.