Real Madrid team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Elche – Sports Mole

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Real Madrid will be looking to make it seven victories in a row in all competitions when they continue their La Liga campaign away to Elche on December 30.

Zinedine Zidane‘s side beat Granada 2-0 on Wednesday night to make it five league successes in a row, which has seen them move level on points with Atletico Madrid at the top of the table.

Los Blancos will now be attempting to end 2020 with another victory against an Elche side that currently sit 16th in the division, just one point clear of the relegation zone.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up Madrid’s injury and suspension news ahead of the contest.


Real Madrid's Eden Hazard scores against Inter Milan in the Champions League on November 25, 2020© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Muscle
Possible return date: December 30 (vs. Elche)

Eden Hazard was on the bench against Granada, having worked his way back from a muscular problem, but the Belgium international did not even warm up ahead of the contest. Zidane is expected to continue his careful treatment of the attacker, but he could play some minutes against Elche.


Real Madrid's Rodrygo celebrates scoring their first goal with Vinicius Junior on December 11, 2019© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Thigh
Possible return date: Unknown

Rodrygo Goes had to be stretchered off the field against Granada on Wednesday night after picking up a thigh problem, and the Brazilian is now facing an extended period on the sidelines.


Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric pictured in training for his national side on November 16, 2020© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Muscle
Possible return date: December 30 (vs. Elche)

Luka Modric was not involved against Granada on Wednesday due to a muscular problem that he picked up against Eibar last weekend. The issue is not believed to be serious, though, and there is a strong chance that the Croatian could be back in the starting XI on December 30.


REAL MADRID’S SUSPENSION LIST

Madrid do not have any players suspended for the clash with Elche.


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