A confirmation and an uncertainty. The MRI to which David Alaba underwent to determine the extent of the injury he suffered in the match against Osasuna reveals that the Real Madrid defender suffers from a contracture in the adductor of his right leg. A diagnosis that makes the Austrian doubtful until Tuesday, the day of the game against City. Alaba worked today Saturday inside the Valdebebas facilities.
Three days before the first leg of the semi-finals, and less than 48 hours before the team leaves for Manchester, Ancelotti has many doubts about the players who will be able to travel with the expedition and those he can line up at the Etihad. The presence of up to six footballers is on the wire. Those who have more options to arrive are Mendy and Bale. The French winger is progressing adequately from his right adductor injury and did part of the training with the group, while the Welshman, who was absent at the last minute for the match against Osasuna due to some discomfort, trained with the group.
Casemiro, Jovic and Mariano have it more complicated. The Brazilian, with hamstring problems, did individual work, both in the gym and on the pitch, and is a serious doubt. Meanwhile, the two forwards have discomfort in their adductors and it will be difficult for them to be available for Ancelotti ahead of the first qualifying match. Both trained in the gym with Hazard. The Belgian is the only certain casualty. Eden continues his recovery from the operation he underwent at the end of March to remove the plate he had on his fibula. Marcelo, who has missed the last two games, returned to participate in the group’s work dynamicsas it did on Friday.
The team will train again tomorrow Sunday at 11:00in the last session in Valdebebas before traveling to Manchester on Monday, where they will train on the scene of the match in the afternoon.