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Injury update: Real Madrid receive massive boost ahead of Barcelona clash

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Real Madrid took their revenge against Manchester City as they overcame the favourites and qualified for the semi-finals after a dramatic penalty shoot-out, which was rescued by Andriy Lunin.

They took the lead early in the game through Rodrygo, but had to maintain a low block for the rest of the proceedings as Man City mounted attack after attack before eventually equalising through Kevin de Bruyne.

During this tiresome 90 minutes of football, Vinicius Jr and Daniel Carvajal picked up injuries, while Jude Bellingham and co. seemed fatigued.

This rang alarm bells in the Madrid offices, especially with the Barcelona clash set to kick off this weekend at the Santiago Bernabeu. However, it seems the Galacticos have come out of the 120+ minutes of football largely unscathed.

All players ready for Barcelona

According to a report published by MARCA, none of the Madrid players picked up an injury during the Manchester City clash, and should be available for the game against Barcelona.

Carvajal and Vinicius were both subbed off due to injury, but it seems neither of their knock is serious. The duo was fatigued and could not continue beyond the 100-odd minutes of shift they put in.

Carvajal limped off vs Cit. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

With Eder Militao also back in action, it leaves Madrid without just David Alaba and Thibaut Courtois, who are still nursing their ACL injuries.

Aurelien Tchouameni missed the Man City clash due to suspension, but is expected to be back in the starting lineup for El Clasico.

An important Clasico

While all Clasicos hold as much importance as the next and previous one, this one, in particular, can pretty much clinch La Liga with a win, with Barcelona trailing them by eight points as it stands.

A win tomorrow would mean that Madrid can clinch the title with three games to spare at the end of the season, giving them ample time and energy to focus on the Champions League.

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France manager talks Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid, Tchouameni injury

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After unveiling the final squad for France for the upcoming European Championship, coach Didier Deschamps appeared in front of the media to discuss the nation’s preparations for the tournament.

Deschamps was notably asked about Kylian Mbappe and his potential move to Real Madrid in the coming summer.

Deschamps on Mbappe announcement

When asked when Real Madrid may announce the signing of Mbappe, the French coach replied (h/t L’Equipe), “They will decide when it’s time to make it official. As far as possible, I will adapt to the squad.”

This comes on the back of earlier reports which claim that Real Madrid are desperate to announce the signing of Mbappe before the start of Euro 2024.

Mbappe might become a Real Madrid player before the start of Euro 2024 (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

The coveted tournament begins June 14, though France’s opening game is on June 18 as they take on Austria in the city of Dusseldorf.

Deschamps also dismissed concerns over Mbappe’s form, stating, “You don’t find Kylian Mbappé in good shape? He only scored 44 goals in the season. It’s true that he could have done better.”

Deschamps on Tchouameni’s fitness

As things stand, a total of three Real Madrid players are a part of the France squad for the European Championship.

One of them is Aurelien Tchouameni, who picked up a knock earlier this month which could keep him out of the upcoming Champions League final.

Deschamps, though, is not worried about his fitness and is hopeful of having the midfielder back for the Euros.

“Tchouaméni? I’m not worried. The deadline is too short for the UCL final but for the Euro it’s more than doable,” he said.

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