Spanish football morning headlines: Benzema injury scare for Real Madrid, fitness blow at Atletico Madrid and Laporta pledges Barcelona signings

Benzema injury scare

Real Madrid news on Friday focuses on an injury sustained by Karim Benzema during the morning training session.

He is now a major doubt to face Real Valladolid this weekend and for next week’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg clash against Atalanta, with Madrid hopeful of getting him back to fitness as soon as possible.

Atleti injury blow

There is also an injury scare in Atletico Madrid news as the club have confirmed an injury to Yannick Carrasco, who had just recovered from Covid-19.

The versatile Belgian has starred for Diego Simeone’s side this campaign but has now sustained a muscular injury in his left leg and needs to be monitored.

Laporta pledges signings

Barcelona news is focused on the upcoming presidential elections and hopeful Joan Laporta has pledged signings will be possible if he wins power.

He did not outline any more details about his economic plan but pledged tranquillity and sustainability under his regime.

Joan Laporta

Laporta said, in quotes carried by Marca: “I have all the cards ready to face these situations. It is because of the experience and knowledge that I have of the people who could intervene in all these situations. I want to send a message of tranquility to Barcelona. We will be economically sustainable again and if we need to improve the sporting aspects of our professional teams – also football – I have all the cards ready to play them. “

Tags Joan Laporta Karim Benzema Yannick Carrasco


  1. Toks says:

    Every team will eventually have their own setbacks. How they manage with them will set them apart. Barcelona has had her own… I hope those injured players recover in time to take advantage of the setbacks of the other teams. At the end of the day, the competition will be even if they don’t give up. I hope Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid won’t be having their own setbacks at the very wrong times…

  2. MUHAMMAD says:

    I hope real Madrid win Atlanta

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