Zinedine Zidane faces another blow ahead of Chelsea trip as Real Madrid make announcement

Zinedine Zidane faces another blow ahead of Chelsea trip as Real Madrid make announcement


The Real Madrid captain missed the 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea, and his participation in the final at Stamford Bridge is in doubt.



Real Madrid will return to La Liga action on Saturday when they face Osasuna in a crucial match.


Los Blancos know that a win over a team in 11th place in the table is vital in their quest to retain their La Liga title after losing points against Real Betis last weekend.


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Following the match against Osasuna, the emphasis will shift to the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Chelsea on May 5th.


Following Tuesday night's 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, Real Madrid must score at least once to have any chance of reaching yet another Champions League final.



They seem to have experienced a setback prior to their trip to the capital.


Sergio Ramos, the Real Madrid captain, kicked and headed every ball against the Blues this week, but he did so from the bench due to a lack of fitness.

There was some hope that the defender would be qualified for the decider.



Real Madrid had always planned for Ramos to return for the second leg, according to Spanish news outlet AS, and Zinedine Zidane was set to give the 35-year-old some game time in Real's La Liga match against Osasuna in order to build up his match practice ahead of the trip to the capital.

That will not be the case, as the squad to face Osasuna has been revealed, and Ramos is not among them.

Ramos has recently returned to team training and has been doing individual practice over the last week or so in the hopes of playing a role in Madrid's next two matches.



His absence from the team, however, indicates a training setback or that he is being held back for the Chelsea match.


With that said, Zidane will be hoping for the latter, as the news that Dani Carvajal is injured has already dealt him a blow ahead of next week's crucial match.


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