Benzema out for three weeks

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema faces almost a month out after picking up a hamstring injury.

Benzema pulled up during Madrid’s 3-0 Clasico defeat to Barcelona before Christmas, and Los Blancos have since confirmed that he suffered an injury to his right thigh.

Consequently, the Frenchman will miss his side’s Copa del Rey tie against Numancia and clash with Celta Vigo in La Liga on January 7.

It will also inevitably fuel speculation about whether Madrid will sign another forward in January, given they have only the inexperienced Borja Mayoral as backup.

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