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29-year-old Real Madrid star expected to miss La Liga clash vs Granada – report

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Real Madrid will not be able to recover goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in time to face Granada this weekend in La Liga.

This claim comes from Mario Cortegana of The Athletic, who is reporting that Kepa is unlikely to return in time for the upcoming fixture, along with midfielder Luka Modric.

What happened with Kepa?

Kepa picked up a muscle injury right before Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League clash against SC Braga before the international break.

As a result, he has gone on to miss as many as four games – against Valencia and Cadiz in La Liga and Braga and Napoli in the UEFA Champions League.

The 29-year-old resumed training after the international break and was seen being put through the motion in today’s session at Valdebebas.

As such, it was expected that the Chelsea loanee would be fit and ready in time to face Granada later this weekend, but it appears that is not the case.

With Kepa set to miss, Andriy Lunin is expected to continue between the sticks again this coming week when Real Madrid face Granada.

All ok with Bellingham, Rodrygo

Meanwhile, the report also specifies that Jude Bellingham and Rodrygo are okay and fully ready to go against Granada, after the pair picked up minor knocks against Napoli last night.

As for Modric, though, it is looking increasingly difficult for the veteran midfielder to make it back in time for the Granada encounter.

Los Blancos will also be without Arda Guler, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga, Thibaut Courtois, Eder Militao, and Vinicius Jr. for the game.

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Real Madrid ace misses training for third consecutive day ahead of UCL final

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As Real Madrid get closer and closer to their final game of the season against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League, they are now sweating over the availability of one of their players.

It has already been confirmed that both David Alaba and Aurelien Tchouameni will miss the finals in London due to injuries.

Other than that, Carlo Ancelotti is likely to have the entirety of his squad available at his disposal, although there could be some concerns surrounding Andriy Lunin.

Lunin not in training for the third day in running

Indeed, Andriy Lunin has not participated in team training today, making it three days in a row heading into the Champions League final, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The Real Madrid goalkeeper is down with a fever that has kept him out of training for three days in a row now.

However, the report does add that despite not being in training for three days now, the Ukrainian international will fly to London and be on the squad list for the finals.

But with reports already suggesting that Thibaut Courtois will be starting in goal against Dortmund, Lunin’s continued absence from training only further strengthens the Belgian’s chances.

Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was absent from training on Tuesday due to personal reasons, is back working with the rest of the squad today. The Spaniard will have no involvement in Saturday’s final though.

Carlo Ancelotti is likely to go with the exact same starting lineup that he named for the Merengues’ final La Liga match against Real Betis.

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