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Real Madrid vs Leipzig: Real Madrid lose Karim Benzema, Luka Modric for Leipzig match

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Real Madrid vs Leipzig- Champions League LIVE: Real Madrid will be without this year’s Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema and 2018 winner…

Real Madrid vs Leipzig – Champions League LIVE: Real Madrid will be without this year’s Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema and 2018 winner Luka Modric for this week’s Champions League match in Leipzig, coach Carlo Ancelotti said at a press conference on Monday. Stay tuned for UEFA Champions League updates Insidesport.IN

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Benzema has a problem with his left thigh, while midfield maestro Modric is apparently suffering from some discomfort in his adductor. Neither are considered serious, but with Real already qualified for the knockout stages, Ancelotti did not want to risk losing either of them for an extended period of time by playing them on Tuesday.

Real Madrid vs Leipzig: Real Madrid lose Karim Benzema, Luka Modric for Leipzig match

Real Madrid vs Leipzig: Real Madrid lose Karim Benzema, Luka Modric for Leipzig match

For Karim and Luka, it’s only small physical faults, but we don’t want to take any risks,” said Ancelotti. “I’d rather lose Modric or Benzema for a game than a month.” Real will also be without Uruguayan midfielder Federico Valverde, who broke his leg in the 3-1 win over Sevilla at the weekend, which kept Madrid three points clear at the top of La Liga.

“It’s a very intense moment in the season, with too many games, in my opinion,” said Ancelotti, who will also be without Dani Ceballos and Mariano for the trip to Germany. “We’re holding on even though we have some absentees.”

Ancelotti confirmed that Vinicius Junior will start up front, likely alongside Brazilian Rodrygo

Real Madrid vs Leipzig: Real Madrid lose Karim Benzema, Luka Modric for Leipzig match

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