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Official: Real Madrid squad list against RB Leipzig



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Real Madrid are in dreamland. Following a Champion League and La Liga win last season, they have started their season in faultless fashion. Los Blancos have won all five of their games in the league, and recorded a 0-3 win against Celtic to open their Champions League calendar.

Tomorrow, they will face arguably their biggest test of the season so far, hosting RB Leipzig at the Santiago Bernabeu. The squad for the game has been announced.

Karim Benzema is injured, and will miss this UCL headliner, along with Eder Militao and Lucas Vazquez. Madrid do have players ready to fill in for them, but this triple blow, ahead of the Atletico Madrid clash on the weekend, is concerning.

All midfielders are fit and ready to go for the game, with Federico Valverde coming off a sensational weekend against RCD Mallorca.

Rodrygo had quite the second half during that game, playing as the false 9. He has been called up, too, unsurprisingly. He will likely compete with Eden Hazard for that centre-forward spot.

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Real Madrid forward’s contract extension is imminent



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If there’s one thing to note about Karim Benzema’s career trajectory, it is that he has only improved over time.

Just last season, the French international enjoyed his finest individual campaign till date, with 44 goals and 15 assists in all competitions.

However, a question mark lingers around the club captain’s future, with his current contract set to expire next summer. A new update has emerged around the Los Blancos legend’s contractual situation, which is set to put a smile on every Madridista’s face.

As per the latest information provided by transfer insider Fabrizio Romano on the ‘Here We Go’ podcast, Karim Benzema’s contract renewal with the European champions is imminent.

Despite turning 35 in December this year, the veteran remains in the conversation for being the best striker in the world, alongside Manchester City’s Erling Haaland and Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski.

So much so that the five-time Champions League winner is the favourite to win his first-ever Ballon d’Or later this year.

Whilst Benzema has suffered a knee injury this term, he has still managed to register three goals in five league starts.

With all signs pointing to the Los Merengues icon still being at the peak of his powers, it only makes sense why the club are intending on tying him down to a brand-new deal.

Alongside Vinicius Jr., Karim Benzema has managed to form the deadliest forward duo in Europe since the start of the 2021/22 campaign. And considering Real Madrid’s aim to triumph on multiple fronts for the upcoming seasons, it is vital that the experienced goalscorer stays put at the club.

Despite the successful coup of Aurelien Tchouameni, handing Benzema a fresh contract may be the club’s signing of the season.

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