Fede Valverde will be absent for the Champions League match this coming Tuesday, October 25, against RB Leipzig (9:00 p.m., Movistar Champions League) . The Uruguayan midfielder suffered a tough tackle from the Argentine Papu Gómez with time practically up in the match between Madrid and Sevilla. The Sevilla player stepped on the Uruguayan’s left ankle while kneeing him in his right thigh and elbowing him. He saw the card minutes later because the referee Hernández Hernández did not signal the foul when following the ball under Madrid control. From that moment, Valverde made signs to his teammates not to pass the ball to him while he kept his leg completely rigid. At first, he feared something more serious, but his wife, Mina Bonino, was in charge of reassuring in those moments: “Fede feels good, but we don’t really know if he’s okay. It is a blow and he was hard, as such we have to see how he evolves. We don’t think it’s anything but we can’t confirm,” she wrote on her Twitter account. This Sunday they have done tests, diagnosing that he suffers from the typical muscle sandwich . He will be out for a few days, but tests have ruled out any kind of muscle injury. Ancelotti will be able to count on him for next Sunday’s match against Girona (4:15 p.m.). This drop joins that of Benzema, Mariano and Ceballos. The former suffers from muscle fatigue in the quadriceps of his left leg that prevented him from playing against the Sevilla team , after having played against Barcelona and Elche in the midweek match. The French striker has been working with the physio and is already feeling much better as the muscle (the rectus femoris) in his left leg is progressing. For their part, both Mariano and Ceballos are progressing from their ailments and have already been exercising alone . They are expected to rejoin the rest of the group in the coming days. In this way, Ancelotti will be forced to modify his most usual eleven due to the loss of the Charrúa, who has become one of the top scorers of the current season for the white team. Asensio, who has been taking advantage of his opportunities, is the one with the most chances of having a place in the starting eleven against the German team.
Squad list for the match against Leipzig
Sergio Arribas and Carlos Dotor are the two great novelties that the Real Madrid list presents to travel to German lands , where they will face RB Leipzig this coming Tuesday from 9:00 p.m. (Movistar Champions League). His partner in Castilla, Álvaro Rodríguez, is the other curiosity on the list. The Spanish-Uruguayan striker was already summoned urgently after learning of Benzema’s withdrawal for the Seville match.