Real v Atletico preview: Benzema, Bale and Modric all out injured | Sky Sports Football
Keeper Jan Oblak was Atletico's hero in the first leg at the Vicente Calderon as he denied European champions Real a priceless away goal as the clash at Vicente Calderon ended 0-0. The 22-year-old Slovenian pulled off two vital first-half saves, the first of them at point-blank range, to deny Gareth Bale and enable Atletico to extend their unbeaten record against Carlo Ancelotti's men this season to seven games.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone shrugs off Real Madrid injury list | Sky Sports
After a goalless first leg at the Vicente Calderon, Simeone takes his side to the Bernabeu with the likes of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema injured and Marcelo suspended. But Simeone refuses to accept a depleted Real squad gives his side the initiative and has highlighted the threat of the players who will deputise.
Karim Benzema struggling, Gareth Bale injured - will Real Madrid pay the price for releasing Alvaro Morata? - Goal.com
While Gareth Bale's unavailability for Real Madrid's Champions League showdown with Atletico could be blessing in disguise, the absence of Karim Benzema represents a bitter blow. Why? Because the Blancos do not have an adequate replacement. They did have one, of course — but sold him to Juventus last summer.
Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has several options - Schalke director Horst Heldt - ESPN FC
Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has "quite a few other options" if he does not want to join Schalke this summer, the German club's sporting director, Horst Heldt, has told Sport Bild. Khedira is set to leave Madrid when his contract expires this summer, and Schalke have repeatedly talked up the prospect of a deal for the Germany international.
Madrid target Reus investigated | Football Espana
Real Madrid target Marco Reus is again under investigation by German prosecutors for alleged driving offences. Late last year the Borussia Dortmund midfielder was fined €540,000 for six cases of driving without a licence and, according to AS, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office in Dortmund has confirmed other alleged offences are being looked into.
Diego Simeone: How Atletico Madrid replaced Thibaut Courtois - Goal.com
I am very happy with my two goalkeepers. Miguel Angel Moya and Jan Oblak both arrived in the summer after Thibaut Courtois left the club. Miguel started really well after Oblak was injured at the start of preseason — he was very consistent and won the starting spot. Now it has happened the other way round: Miguel got injured and Oblak has come in and done really well. He is responding in the best possible way and when Moya is back to full fitness, it is up to me as coach to make a decision in terms of which of the two plays more regularly.
Denis Cheryshev sidelined for three weeks with hamstring injury - Inside Spanish Football Inside Spanish Football
After Dos Santos went down on Sunday with a right leg injury, the club confirmed on Tuesday that Cheryshev, on loan from Real Madrid, had a micro-tear in his right hamstring, ruling the Russian international out for a minimum of three weeks.
Elche defender Jose Angel will be out for the remainder of the season with a serious knee injury | Sporting Life
The 26-year-old suffered the injury during Tuesday's training session and scans suggest he will be sidelined for at least six months. A statement from Elche read: "Tests done on Jose Angel have confirmed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.