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Real Madrid team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Club Brugge

Sports Mole rounds up Real Madrid's latest injury and suspension news ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Club Brugge.

Real Madrid will head into Wednesday's Champions League clash with Club Brugge under little pressure having already booked their spot in the next round of the competition.

A total of eight points from five matches has left Los Blancos second in Group A, five points clear of third-placed Brugge heading into Wednesday's contest.

The capital giants cannot finish top of the section due to Paris Saint-Germain's excellent form, meaning that Zinedine Zidane is expected to take the opportunity to rest a number of key players.

That said, Madrid currently have a number of individuals on the treatment table, meaning that the winter break in Spain will come at a good time for the club.

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


Marco Asensio

Marco Asensio is stretchered off on July 23, 2019© Reuters

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

Marco Asensio faces a battle to play again this season after suffering a serious knee injury during the team's preparations for the 2019-20 campaign. A timeframe on his return has not yet been set by the club.


Nacho

Real Madrid defender Nacho pictured in September 2018© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: December 11 (vs. Club Brugge)

Nacho has recently returned to training as the Spaniard steps up his recovery from a knee injury, and the Spaniard could potentially be involved for Zidane's side on Wednesday night.


James Rodriguez

Real Madrid's James Rodriguez in action with Real Valladolid's Kiko Olivas in La Liga on August 24, 2019© Reuters

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

James Rodriguez is expected to miss the remainder of 2019 after suffering a knee injury during a training session with Colombia in November. The attacker was allowed to join up with his country despite his injury problems in recent months but is now facing an extended period on the sidelines.


Lucas Vazquez

Lucas Vazquez in action for Real Madrid on April 21, 2019© Reuters

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

Lucas Vazquez has missed Madrid's last four matches after suffering a fractured toe during a gym session last month. The Spaniard is not expected to return to training until after the winter break in Spain.


Eden Hazard

Real Madrid's Eden Hazard limps off with an ankle injury against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on November 26, 2019.© Reuters

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

Eden Hazard will be on the sidelines for the remainder of the year after being diagnosed with an "external micro-fracture" of his right ankle. The Belgium international will therefore miss El Clasico on December 18, and it remains to be seen when the summer arrival from Chelsea will be available to return to training.


Marcelo

Real Madrid's Marcelo in action with Real Valladolid's Javi Moyano in La Liga on August 24, 2019© Reuters

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

Experienced defender Marcelo has had his fair share of injury problems this season, and the Brazil international is now facing a battle to return before 2020 having picked up a calf injury.


Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid on October 5, 2019© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: December 11 (vs. Club Brugge)

Gareth Bale was unable to train with Madrid in the build-up to Saturday's clash with Espanyol due to a hamstring problem, and the Wales international remains a doubt for the upcoming European contest.


REAL MADRID'S SUSPENSION LIST

Madrid have no players suspended for the Champions League fixture.


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