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Benzema to undergo tests tomorrow to determine availability for Sevilla clash – report



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Following a resounding 3-0 win over Elche in midweek, Real Madrid will be looking to continue their excellent run of form as they take on Sevilla on Saturday.

The Whites released the squad list set to take part in the game, one that includes Karim Benzema.

It was reported that the striker had picked up a minor injury earlier today in training and will not be fit enough to feature against Sevilla. But some reports claimed that he was fit enough, following which was included in the squad by Carlo Ancelotti.

However, journalist Jose Luis Sanchez has offered an update on Benzema’s condition, suggesting that the forward’s injury scare was no hoax, despite his inclusion in the squad. In fact, the player is set to undergo tests tomorrow to determine the extent of his knock.

The results of the tests will also decide whether or not the Frenchman can take part in the game against Sevilla.

Benzema’s potential absence against Los Nervionenses can serve as a major blow for Real Madrid, especially at a time when they desperately need a win in order to build some distance from second-placed Barcelona.

Despite securing a win in Clasico this past weekend, Real Madrid are leading their arch-rivals only by three points. Any mishap this weekend could see the Catalans once again breathing down their necks.

Real Madrid, though, performed well without Benzema earlier in the campaign. And with the likes of Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior performing at the top of their game, Los Blancos will be hopeful of their chances against Sevilla, even if the Ballon d’Or winner is unavailable.

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Video – Barcelona fans chant ‘Vinicius d*e’ ahead of their UCL clash



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In what is starting to become an alarmingly common occurrence, a set of Barcelona fans were spotted hurling abusive chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr.

Barça will be facing PSG in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal today in less than an hour and in the lead-up to the game, a section of the Catalans’ supporters were seen chanting “Vinicius, die” on the streets.

It is not the first time this has happened, with Vinicius being constantly targeted by not only Barcelona fans but supporters of a number of other La Liga clubs.

In fact, last month, Barcelona fans were seen hurling the same chants before their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against Napoli.

The same had happened outside Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Montjuic prior to the Clasico in October last year.

Moreover, this past weekend, a Mallorca fan at Son Moix directed racist abuse towards Vinicius’ Real Madrid teammate, Aurelien Tchouameni.

It is shocking and embarrassing that these incidents continue to occur. It remains to be seen if any action is taken by the concerned authorities against those involved.

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