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Official: David Alaba, Ferland Mendy injured during Real Madrid 4-1 Villarreal; former’s injury very serious

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Real Madrid hosted Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu with the hopes of going top of the table and putting pressure on Girona, who play Deportivo Alaves tomorrow at home.

Carlo Ancelotti started with his best available XI, with Jude Bellingham and Rodrygo spearheading the team, and David Alaba and Antonio Rudiger at the back.

Bellingham opened the scoring 25 minutes in with a superb header, courtesy of a stellar pass from Luka Modric. However, ten minutes after that David Alaba went down clutching his knee, and had to be taken off for Nacho.

Ferland Mendy also suffered an injury in this half, and was replaced by Fran Garcia at half-time.

Reports coming out of Madrid, from Jose Luis Sanchez, claim that Alaba’s injury looks very serious, and the player could be out for a very long time. His injury looks like a sprained internal lateral ligament. He will undergo tests tonight or tomorrow morning.

Mendy, meanwhile, will undergo tests tomorrow. The player was able to complete the first half without much problems, which was a positive sign.

With Eder Militao still out until the end of the season, Alaba’s injury is a huge blow for Madrid, who are in a tight title race with Girona this season. Mendy’s injury should not be a huge blow, though, considering Fran Garcia’s form, who already has four assists in La Liga.

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‘Will have to put my feelings aside’ – Bellingham on facing Borussia Dortmund in UCL final

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It has been a special debut season for Jude Bellingham at Real Madrid.

Since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth €103 million, plus add-ons, last summer, the 20-year-old sensation has become an instant hit at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Despite his form declining a bit in the second half of the season, Bellingham has racked up returns of 23 goals and 12 assists from 41 games in all competitions.

A special game for Bellingham

Having won La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup, Bellingham now has the chance to end the season in the most epic ways possible by lifting the UEFA Champions League, against his former club, in his homeland.

As such, Saturday’s UCL final at Wembley, against Dortmund, is set to be a special one for the young phenom, and he acknowledged as much during an interview today.

“It’s a very special game for me but I’ll have to put feelings aside. It’s been a great season, they’ve made me feel very welcome and I’ve enjoyed playing football with them,” said Bellingham, as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.

Bellingham faces his former club in the UCL final. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

When asked if he had been in touch with any of his former Dortmund teammates ahead of Saturday’s showpiece event, Bellingham replied:

“I’ve spoken to Sancho, we said we’d meet there. He took me under his wing when I came to Dortmund and that meant a lot to me.”

On how Real Madrid can win the game

Earlier today, Carlo Ancelotti was asked if he had sought any information from Bellingham to prepare a strategy to beat Borussia Dortmund.

The midfielder himself was asked by the media as to how Real Madrid can get past his former club at Wembley this weekend, to which he replied:

“To win we will have to play at our maximum level, if we are at that level it is very difficult for our opponents. The staff are sure to do a great job analysing Dortmund, I trust them 100 per cent.”

Stressing how it is a dream for him to win the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, Bellingham remarked:

“Winning the Champions League is the reason I’m here, I always dreamed of playing for this team, and this team is linked to the Champions League. I want to be a small part of their history.”

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