Real Madrid defender David Alaba a ‘doubt’ for El Clasico as he returns from Austria with injury
Real Madrid defender David Alaba is a ‘doubt’ for next week’s Clásico against Barcelona after returning from service with Austria with a knee injury
- David Alaba suffered an injury during international service with Austria this week
- The Real Madrid defender should be judged by how serious the injury is
- Alaba doubts what his first El Clasico game would be since joining Madrid
Real Madrid have been dealt a blow to next week’s El Clasico as David Alaba suffered an injury during his international service with Austria.
The 29-year-old was hit on Tuesday during his country’s 1-0 defeat in the World Cup qualifier against Denmark.
Los Blancos return to action on Tuesday with a Champions League meeting in Shakhtar Donetsk, before playing Barcelona in the first El Clasico of the season on October 24.
David Alaba is doubtful for the El Clasico after sustaining an injury while away from Austria
Goal has reported that Alaba reportedly has a knee problem and will undergo a test on Thursday to determine the full extent of his injury.
Following the summer departures of longtime partners Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, Alaba has become a key figure at the heart of Real Madrid’s defense this season.
Madrid have transferred the Austrian captain for free after letting his contract with Bayern Munich expire after 12 seasons with the Bundesliga giants.
Since his arrival, Alaba has played all but one of Real Madrid’s ten games in all competitions so far this season.
Alaba is under investigation for a knee injury but hopes to play in his first El Clasico game
Carlo Ancelotti could also be without Eder Militao, who also suffered an injury during international service
The defender isn’t the only concern going into the game against their biggest rivals.
Fellow center back Eder Militao also suffered an injury on his international duty and limped with a calf problem during Brazil’s goalless draw against Colombia.
Unlike Real Madrid, Barcelona will return to action this weekend against Valencia on Sunday, before taking on Dynamo Kiev for the El Clasico.
Should Barcelona beat Valencia, there will be just two points between the sides that face off next Sunday.