French striker Karim Benzema will miss Real Madrid’s Spanish league game against Espanyol scheduled for tomorrow Saturday due to an ankle injury, according to his Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Ancelotti said at a press conference on the eve of the match against Espanyol: “Benzema received a blow to the ankle, which led to his swelling … Today (Friday) he trained individually and will be ready for the match against Liverpool,” he said. next Wednesday in the second leg of the Champions League final.
Benzema has suffered several minor injuries this season after starring in the 2021–22 season and leading Real Madrid to La Liga and Champions League victory with 44 goals.
This brilliance led to the French striker being awarded the Ballon d’Or as the best player in the world for 2022.