Real Madrid find themselves in a precarious situation as the champions league round of 16 appropinquate. Prior to that, they face another Herculean task this weekend as they head to the Jose Zorilla stadium to face Real Valladolid, in a league fixture as they look forward to widening the gap between their arch rivals, Barcelona.
However, a number of first team players remain doubtful for the fixture and their Tuesday champions league clash with Atalanta. Report from the Galaticos camp says, Dani Carvajal, Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos missed training with the squad on Friday due to minor discomforts and might not feature in their next two important matches. Club head coach, Zinedine Zidane has already promoted a number of youth players to join the available squad including his 18 year old son Theo Zidane.
Zidane would face a dilemma as the club prepares in 4 days after Valladolid game, to take on a formidable Atalanta side in Italy. With these stars remaining doubtful, Madrid enter the game as underdogs as Atalanta looks comparatively intact.
Nonetheless, Real Madrid would be looking forward to becoming the first Spanish team to win their match in The champions league round of 16, following Sevilla and Barcelona disappointing home defeats.
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