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La Liga | Gameweek 5
Sep 17, 2023 at 8pm UK
Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
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Real Madrid
2 - 1
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Valverde (46'), Joselu (60')
Tchouameni (33'), Garcia (71'), Alaba (90+4')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Barrenetxea (5')
Merino (68'), Traore (77')

Real Madrid team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Real Sociedad

Sports Mole rounds up Real Madrid's injury and suspension news ahead of their La Liga clash with Real Sociedad.

Real Madrid will be looking to continue their 100% start to the new La Liga season when they welcome Real Sociedad to Bernabeu on Sunday night.

Carlo Ancelotti's side have made the perfect start to their 2023-24 campaign, beating Athletic Bilbao, Almeria, Celta Vigo and Getafe to top the table with 12 points.

Real Madrid recorded a 2-1 victory over Getafe before the international break, with Jude Bellingham continuing his excellent form with the winner late on.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up Real Madrid's injury and suspension news ahead of their clash with Real Sociedad, who sit eighth in the division.

Vinicius Junior

Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo during the match on August 25, 2023© Reuters

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

Vinicius picked up a thigh problem against Celta, and the Brazilian will again be absent for this weekend's match, with Ancelotti likely to provide an update on his fitness on Saturday.

Eder Militao

Real Madrid's Eder Militao walks off after suffering an injury against Athletic Bilbao on August 12, 2023© Reuters

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

Militao recently underwent surgery on the ACL injury that he suffered in the team's season opener, and the defender is expected to be on the sidelines for the entire 2023-24 campaign.

Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois in action for Real Madrid on August 10, 2022© Reuters

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

Like Militao, Courtois has also undergone surgery on an ACL injury, and the goalkeeper is also set to be on the sidelines for most of the 2023-24 campaign.

Ferland Mendy

Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy takes a throw in on December 30, 2022© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Muscle
Possible return date: September 17 (vs. Real Sociedad)

Mendy has made strong progress in his recovery from a muscular problem, and there is a chance that the defender could be back in the squad for this match.

Arda Guler

Real Madrid's new signing Arda Guler during his unveiling on July 7, 2023© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: September 27 (vs. Las Palmas)

Guler underwent an operation to address a knee problem earlier this season, but the attacker is expected to be available for selection before the end of the month.

Dani Ceballos

Real Madrid's Dani Ceballos in action with Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente on February 25, 2023© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: September 17 (vs. Real Sociedad)

Ceballos suffered a hamstring problem during the early stages of pre-season, but is in the latter stages of his recovery and could be back in the squad for this match.


Real Madrid have no players suspended for this match.

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1Real Madrid1512213392438
4Atletico MadridAtletico14101330131731
5Athletic Bilbao1584330181228
6Real Sociedad157532618826
7Real BetisBetis156721816225
8Las PalmasLas Palmas156361313021
11Rayo Vallecano154741622-619
18Celta Vigo141581424-108

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