REAL MADRID have suffered a DOUBLE injury scare ahead of their upcoming Champions League clash with Liverpool.
Los Blancos, who defeated Jurgen Klopp‘s side in last season’s final, face the Reds again in the first leg of the last-16 at Anfield on February 21.
However, they could be sweating on the fitness of their talisman striker Karim Benzema.
The French star limped off in tonight’s LaLiga clash with Valencia.
And defender Eder Militao was also forced off during the same game.
Brazilian Militao was forced off after just 36 minutes at the Bernabeu after falling to the turf in agony.
Initial reports are claiming that he has damaged his right groin or that it could be a potential adductor injury.
But it will be French striker Benzema that will have boss Carlo Ancelotti feeling the most anxious.
The 35-year-old, who was forced to pull out of his country’s World Cup squad through injury, pulled up after accelerating clear of the defence on the hour mark.
He then left the field with appeared to be a right hamstring problem.
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Despite the double blow, Madrid were still able to close the gap at the top of the table.
Second half goals from Marco Asensio and Vinicius Junior sealed a 2-0 win over Valencia.
They now trail leaders Barcelona by five points after 19 matches.