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Real Madrid team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Athletic Bilbao

Sports Mole rounds up Real Madrid's injury and suspension news ahead of Sunday's La Liga clash with Athletic Bilbao.

Real Madrid will be determined to take the La Liga title race to the final day as they prepare to travel to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday evening.

Zinedine Zidane's side beat Granada 4-1 on Thursday to move above Barcelona into second position in the table, two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid with two games left.

Los Blancos will surely need to win their final two fixtures of the season and hope that Atletico drop points against either Osasuna or Real Valladolid in order to finish at the summit.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up all of Madrid's injury and suspension news ahead of their battle with Athletic.


Lucas Vazquez

Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez in action on December 20, 2020© Reuters

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

Lucas Vazquez sustained a serious knee injury in El Clasico last month, and the experienced attacker might have played his final match for the club as he will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign.


Dani Carvajal

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

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

Dani Carvajal is still struggling to overcome a hamstring problem, and the right-back is not expected to return before the end of the season.


Raphael Varane

Real Madrid's Raphael Varane pictured in March 2021© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Abductor
Possible return date: May 16 (vs. Athletic)

Raphael Varane suffered an abductor problem before the Champions League semi-final second leg with Chelsea, and he again missed out against Granada, but there is a chance that the centre-back could be back this weekend.


Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos has a stretch on January 14, 2021© Reuters

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

Sergio Ramos, who has still not signed a new contract with Madrid, was again absent against Granada on Thursday evening due to a hamstring problem, which is also likely to rule him out of this weekend's contest.


Ferland Mendy

New Real Madrid signing Ferland Mendy on June 19, 2019© Reuters

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

Ferland Mendy's 2020-21 campaign is over as he is suffering with irritation of the muscles, tendons and bones of the lower leg, and the France international could also be unavailable for selection for his country at Euro 2020.


Marcelo

Valencia's Yunus Musah in action with Real Madrid's Marcelo in La Liga on November 8, 2020© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Unknown
Possible return date: May 16 (vs. Athletic)

Zidane said after the clash with Granada that Marcelo was not selected due to an injury problem, rather than a technical decision, but the experienced defender could potentially be back for this match.


REAL MADRID'S SUSPENSION LIST

Real Madrid have no players suspended for this match.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CAtletico MadridAtletico38268467254286
2Real Madrid38259467283984
3Barcelona38247785384779
4Sevilla38245953332077
5Real Sociedad3817111059382162
6Real Betis381710115050061
7Villarreal3815131060441658
8Celta Vigo381411135557-253
9Granada38137184765-1846
10Athletic Bilbao381113144642446
11Osasuna381111163748-1144
12CadizCadiz381111163658-2244
13Valencia381013155053-343
14Levante38914154657-1141
15Getafe38911182843-1538
16AlavesAlaves38911183657-2138
17ElcheElche38812183455-2136
RHuesca38713183453-1934
RReal Valladolid38516173457-2331
REibarEibar38612202952-2330

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