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Real Madrid defender out for two weeks, plan is to return for Copa del Rey final

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In a fresh development, Jose Luis Sanchez of El Chiringuito TV has claimed that Real Madrid defender David Alaba is set to be sidelined for two weeks after the injury he sustained during the game against Chelsea.

The Austrian centre-back has endured an injury-riddled campaign thus far, having had several spells out on the sidelines already.

Alaba had only recently returned from an injury, which he had suffered in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 against Liverpool.

However, he picked up a fresh problem during the second leg of the UCL quarter-final tie between Real Madrid and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier this week.

The former Bayern Munich’s injury was said to have caused a lot of concern at Real Madrid and it has now emerged that the defender could be out for as long as two weeks.

The objective for Alaba is now to make himself available for Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey final against CA Osasuna on May 6.

The update from Jose Luis Sanchez further adds that the Austrian international will certainly be ready in time for the UCL semi-final first leg against Manchester City, which will be played three days after the cup final.

Since Alaba’s return from injury, Real Madrid’s defensive performances had improved considerably. It was claimed that his return had given the team great confidence.

Now, that he is out for two weeks, Alaba is set to miss La Liga matches against Celta Vigo, Girona, Almeria and Real Sociedad.

Carlo Ancelotti & co. will hope to have him back in time for the Copa del Rey final against Osasuna. If not then, they will be keen for Alaba to be available for the UCL clash against Manchester City as Eder Militao will be missing that game due to suspension.

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Real Madrid superstar drawing inspiration from win vs Barcelona ahead of Man City showdown

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Real Madrid players will be pumped up as they take on Manchester City on Wednesday, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Real Madrid face a daunting task of beating Man City at the Etihad, after drawing 3-3 in the first leg. It must be noted that Los Blancos do not have a good record against Man City, losing twice in their last three meetings.

Vinicius Jr. pumped to defeat Man City

Despite the might of the opposition, confidence and optimism remain high in the Real Madrid camp, with Vinicius Jr., in particular, determined to defeat Man City, reports MARCA.

The Brazilian considers Man City as their main rival, especially given the way Real Madrid have performed against the English champions in recent years.

In the last three meetings between these two sides, Man City have won twice in 2020 and 2023, while Real Madrid secured a majestic victory in 2022.

Man City certainly have the home advantage heading into this fixture, but their might could be tested against a Real Madrid side keen on proving a point.

Vinicius determined to defeat Man City. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Vinicius takes Barça win as a reference

Vinicius Jr.’s hopes of defeating Man City and reaching the semifinal stage have been reinforced by the belief that the club can turn things around, just as they did against Barcelona last season.

Back in April 2023, Real Madrid and Barcelona locked horns in the semifinal of the Copa Del Rey. Real Madrid succumbed to a 0-1 defeat in the first leg and required a turnaround in the second leg at Camp Nou.

Sure enough, Real Madrid players stepped up to the plate and secured a majestic 4-0 victory to secure a place in the Copa Del Rey final. Vinicius and Karim Benzema, in particular, were the star performers for Los Blancos.

Although one would expect Man City to offer a much tougher fight, Vinicius remains confident of the club’s ability to stage a turnaround, as the two teams lock horns on Wednesday.

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