Real Madrid squad news: injury, suspension list vs Athletic Bilbao

Sports Mole sums up all the latest injury and suspension news for Real Madrid ahead of their Copa del Rey quarter-final with Athletic Bilbao.

real Madrid mark their return to action after the international break against Athletic Bilbao in the quarter-finals of King’s Cup Thursday night.

Carlo AncelottiThe men of needed more time to overtake Elche in the previous round of the tournament and played out a 2-2 draw with Fran Escribaon the side of January 23.

The four-goal stalemate ended a five-game winning streak in all tournaments for Los Blancos, but Ancelotti saw his side claim a 2-1 away win against Athletic just before Christmas.

Right here, sports mole sums up all the injury and suspension news for Real Madrid ahead of the clash with Athletic.


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Status: little doubt
Type of injury: Coronavirus
Possible return date: February 3 (vs Athletic)

Dani Carvajal has now returned a negative coronavirus test and is being tested on the training grounds so he may be able to make his quarter-final return.


Real Madrid's Mariano Diaz receives medical treatment after sustaining an injury on October 30, 2021© Reuters

Status: little doubt
Type of injury: Tendon
Possible return date: February 3 (vs Athletic)

Mariano Diaz is starting to work on the outside again as he battles a hamstring problem, but the striker still faces a race against time to be available.


Real Madrid striker Marco Asensio pictured on September 22, 2021© Reuters

Status: little doubt
Type of injury: Muscular
Possible return date: February 3 (vs Athletic)

Marco Asensio suffered a muscle problem against Barcelona in the Super Cup earlier in January but is also starting to speed up his recovery, so he can push for a place in the squad here.


Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates his first goal on January 8, 2022© Reuters

Status: major doubt
Type of injury: Tendon
Possible return date: February 3 (vs Athletic)

Karim Benzema came off after 58 minutes in the recent draw with Elche with a suspected hamstring problem and was restricted to indoor work at the end of last week, making him a major doubt for this competition.


REAL MADRID SUSPENSION LIST

Real Madrid defender Marcelo pictured in November 2021© Reuters

Possible return date: February 6 (against Granada)

Marcelo was slapped with a three-game ban from cup competitions following his dismissal in the Round of 16 win over Elche, and the left-back will serve the first of those bans here.


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