Eden Hazard replaces Karim Benzema for Inter Milan showdown

Real Madrid star Eden Hazard has returned to the matchday squad for their Champions League clash with Inter Milan.

The Belgian winger has struggled with a string of injuries so far in 2021/22 and he has not appeared for Los Blancos since breaking down on international duty in November.

However, Hazard has made a timely return for Carlo Ancelotti ahead of the visit of the Serie A giants, with captain Karim Benzema ruled out through injury.

Karim Benzema

Hazard in for Benzema is the only change from the squad which edged out a 2-0 La Liga win at Real Sociedad last weekend with French striker Benzema forced off injured before half time in San Sebastian.

With Hazard still closing in on full match fitness, Ancelotti is unlikely to risk him from the start, but with top spot in Group D still undecided, he is set to keep changes to a minimum.

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Tags Carlo Ancelotti Eden Hazard Inter Milan Karim Benzema

1 Comment

  1. Pablo Lorite says:

    lol how wrong is this blog, Ancelotti and Real Madrid does not count on Hazard any longer, both parts had made it clear, and Carlo on press has said that he has lost his position. He only played under 15 minutes of the inter match, because the match was sorted and some players needed rest, Hazard is history and Madrid wants to sell him ASAP, I cant wait for him to be gonne.

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