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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 their La Liga clash with Villarreal.

Real Madrid will be looking to make it six straight wins in all competitions when they continue their La Liga season at home to Villarreal on Saturday.

Carlo Ancelotti's side are currently top of La Liga, having picked up 16 points from their opening six matches of the 2021-22 campaign.

The capital giants will enter this weekend's contest off the back of an impressive 6-1 victory over Mallorca at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up all of Real Madrid's injury and suspension news ahead of their battle with Villarreal, who currently occupy 11th spot in Spain's top flight.


Gareth Bale

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale in action with Deportivo Alaves' Pere Pons in La Liga on August 14, 2021© Reuters

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

Gareth Bale is set for an extended spell on the sidelines due to the hamstring injury that he picked up ahead of the clash with Celta Vigo on September 12.


Toni Kroos

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos pictured in April 2021© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Hip
Possible return date: September 25 (vs. Villarreal)

Toni Kroos is working his way back from a hip problem and has been training on the grass at Valdebebas so could be in contention to return this weekend.


Ferland Mendy

Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy pictured in February 2021© Reuters

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

Ferland Mendy is currently unavailable for selection due to a muscular problem, and he will remain on the sidelines for this weekend's contest with the Yellow Submarine.


Marcelo

Marcelo in action for Real Madrid in October 2020© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Muscle
Possible return date: September 25 (vs. Villarreal)

Marcelo has been struggling with a muscular problem in the early stages of the season and was again absent against Mallorca on Wednesday, making him a major doubt for this weekend's contest.


Dani Ceballos

Dani Ceballos celebrates scoring for Real Madrid against Real Betis in La Liga on January 13, 2019.© Reuters

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

Dani Ceballos sustained an ankle injury while on duty with Spain during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and is not yet close to making his return for Ancelotti's side.


Dani Carvajal

Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal in action in December 2020© Reuters

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

Dani Carvajal will be on the sidelines for the next month or so due to the calf problem that he picked up in the clash with Valencia on September 19.


REAL MADRID'S SUSPENSION LIST

Real Madrid have no players suspended for this match.


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