Wednesday September 13 2017
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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