Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is all but certain to miss the matches against FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich. The Frenchman had just made a return from another injury before going down again after just 11 minutes during Los Blancos’ eventual 3-0 win over Alaves.
Varane has a grade two tear to the back of his left thigh and is said to be out for at least 3 weeks.
There was genuine debate whether Varane would start El Clasico even when he was healthy considering Real Madrid have Pepe as an option to partner Sergio Ramos.
Still, this could be a problem as the fixtures pile up... just as Rafinha’s recent injury could be problematic for Barcelona.