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El Clasico: Benzema Doubtful For Real Madrid vs Barcelona

El Clasico: Benzema Doubtful For Real Madrid vs Barcelona

Real Madrid captain Karim Benzema is a major doubt for the upcoming El Clasico against bitter rivals Barcelona at the Santiago Bernstein on Sunday.

Benzema went off in the 85th minute during Madrid’s recent 3-0 win over Mallorca. The duo of Ferland Mendy and Rodrygo had earlier went off.

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The 34-year-old was seen limping and showed viable signs of pain as he walked while holding the calf area of ​​his left leg.

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Although no confirmation of his availability from Madrid, journalist Edu Aguirre of Chiringuito TV, via SPORT, says the probability of the French forward featuring in the El Clasico is 80%.

Aguirre added that while Benzema is indeed training with the group, he is far from being 100% match fit for the Clasico.

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Benzema failing to make it to the matchday squad will be a big blow for Madrid as he has been in impeccable form of late, scoring eight goals and four assists in his last five outings across all competitions which includes a brilliant hat-trick against PSG in the Champions League round of 16.

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