Asensio out after shaving mishap

Marco Asensio will miss Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with APOEL Nicosia after sustaining an infection shaving his legs.

Spanish newspaper ABC report the 21-year-old infected a pore on his leg whilst shaving with the affect-effect of an enlarged spot ruling him out of the match on Wednesday.

“Asensio? He has a spot… which stopped him pulling up his socks so he isn’t in the squad,” Zidane told his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.

The forward has enjoyed a flying start to the season, netting four goals in six appearances and establishing himself as one of the rising stars of the European game.

Real Madrid squad: Keylor Navas, Casilla, Luca; Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Theo; Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Isco, Kovacic, Ceballos; Cristiano Ronaldo, Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Mayoral

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