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

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

Real Madrid will be looking to recover from their heavy defeat at Valencia when they continue their 2020-21 La Liga season away to Villarreal on Saturday afternoon.

Los Blancos saw a positive run of form end with a 4-1 loss to Los Che before the international break, and they will be determined to return to winning ways this weekend.

Villarreal have made an excellent start to the season, though, and are currently above fourth-placed Madrid in the table, with the Yellow Submarine sitting second behind Real Sociedad.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up Madrid's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the clash with Villarreal, which is shaping up to be a fascinating encounter.


Eder Militao

Real Madrid's Eder Militao pictured in action in February 2020© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Coronavirus
Possible return date: November 21 (vs. Villarreal)

Eder Militao has recently been unavailable for selection due to a positive coronavirus test - the Brazilian will undergo another test on either Thursday or Friday to determine whether he will be involved this weekend.


Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard warms up for Real Madrid on July 10, 2020© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Coronavirus
Possible return date: November 21 (vs. Villarreal)

Eden Hazard tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the clash with Valencia, and the Belgium international now needs to undergo another test to determine whether he can make his return against Villarreal.


Casemiro

Real Madrid's Casemiro in action with Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho in La Liga on October 24, 2020© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Coronavirus
Possible return date: November 21 (vs. Villarreal)

Casemiro, like Hazard, tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the Valencia clash, but the Brazil international was back in training on Wednesday and should be available to face Villarreal on Saturday.


Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos celebrates scoring for Real Madrid on November 3, 2020© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: November 21 (vs. Villarreal)

Sergio Ramos has emerged as a huge doubt for the clash with Villarreal after picking up a hamstring problem during Spain's UEFA Nations League clash with Germany on Tuesday night.


Raphael Varane

Real Madrid's Raphael Varane in action against Cadiz in La Liga on October 17, 2020© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Shoulder
Possible return date: November 21 (vs. Villarreal)

Madrid could be without both of their first-choice centre-backs this weekend as Raphael Varane is also a huge doubt with the shoulder injury that he picked up while representing France against Sweden on Tuesday.


Federico Valverde

Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde in action with Barcelona's Jordi Alba on March 1, 2020© Reuters

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

Los Blancos will be without the services of Federico Valverde for at least the next three weeks after the midfielder picked up a small shin fracture during the defeat to Valencia before the international break.


Karim Benzema

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema in action against Real Sociedad in La Liga on September 20, 2020© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Groin
Possible return date: November 21 (vs. Villarreal)

Karim Benzema is also a doubt for this weekend's contest, with the Frenchman suffering a groin injury during the 4-1 defeat to Valencia before the international break.


Luka Jovic

Luka Jovic in action for Real Madrid on September 25, 2019© Reuters

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

Luka Jovic will be unavailable for selection this weekend, having tested positive for coronavirus after returning from international duty with Serbia.


REAL MADRID'S SUSPENSION LIST

Madrid do not have any suspension issues for the league contest.


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