Real Madrid have been hit with injury blows as they set to face their bitter rivals Barcelona in La Liga this weekend.
According to Marca, the league leaders could play El Clasico this Sunday without Mendy and Karim Benzema.
Mendy is guaranteed to miss the third Clasico of this season. The Frenchman, who sat out Real Madrid’s sensational comeback victory over PSG in the UEFA Champions League due to suspension, suffered a small tear in his adductor.
As for Benzema, it’s yet to be confirmed if he will be in the game. The French superstar picked up a muscular injury in the clash with Mallorca after netting a brace to guide Real Madrid to a brilliant 3-0 victory. The 34-year-old is set to undergo medical tests on Friday which should make his availability for El Clasico all the more clearer.