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Real Madrid trio ready to face Barcelona in Spanish Super Cup final after injury scares

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Real Madrid booked their tickets to the Spanish Super Cup final where they face Barcelona this Sunday after beating Valencia in the semi-finals on penalties.

The game, which ended 1-1 after the final whistle, was not particularly an enjoyable event. Apart from being unable to break down the Los Che defence, the Whites had to witness some of their important players sustain knocks and injuries.

Eduardo Camavinga was one of the players to pick up a blow to the knee. Eder Militao and Lucas Vazquez were also substituted after picking up injuries to the head and the ankle, respectively.

Federico Valverde also had to depart in extra time after sustaining some knocks. In addition, players such as Ferland Mendy and Dani Carvajal were not a hundred percent fit heading into the game.

This led to a major injury scare for Real Madrid in the lead-up to the Supercopa de Espana final against Barcelona on Sunday.

However, according to AS, Carlo Ancelotti may not have to deal with too many injury problems, as the majority of the players who were unfit have responded well in training and should be ready for the final against Barcelona.

The players in question are Valverde, Camavinga, and Militao, who have all responded well and are in contention to feature against Barcelona. The latter underwent tests after sustaining a blow to the head and the results are said to be positive.

Carvajal and Mendy, who were not fully fit for the midweek clash, are expected to be in good shape heading into the El Clasico final.

In fact, Lucas Vazquez might be the only injury Ancelotti has to deal with after the right-back was ruled out for a month and a half.

This serves as a major boost for Real Madrid, who will be looking to bag the second trophy of the season when they lock horns with arch-rival Barça in the Spanish Super Cup final.

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Real Madrid preparing ‘huge summer revolution’ with three mega targets

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Real Madrid were relatively less active than usual during the recently-concluded winter transfer window, with the club not making any notable moves in the transfer market.

However, the coming summer could be an important one for the club, especially with a string of players having their contracts expiring at the end of the season. While the Merengues have already prepared for renewals, they are also keen on strengthening the squad by bringing in new players.

To that end, a report from Tomas Gonzalez suggests Real Madrid are planning for a ‘big revolution’ in the coming summer.

The Spanish champions have identified three top targets in the form of Jude Bellingham, Dusan Vlahovic and Josko Gvardiol. The club are determined to sign all three targets in the coming summer, as they look to shore up their options in every position.

Bellingham has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for quite some time now, with various reports claiming that the Englishman is the club’s priority target in the summer as they look to find a long-term replacement for Luka Modric.

As far as Gvardiol is concerned, the Croatian was one of the best-performing defenders in the World Cup. Although a centre-back by trade, Gvardiol’s ability to operate at left-back should make him an excellent asset for Carlo Ancelotti, who has struggled with depth in the fullback spots this season.

Vlahovic, meanwhile, was reportedly offered to Real Madrid during the summer transfer window. The Whites were not too keen on splashing the money in the middle of the season, but it appears they are considering a move for the Serbian in the summer.

Vlahovic will likely be considered as a direct replacement for Karim Benzema, who has had issues with injuries. The Frenchman, in fact, has recently suffered a knock in the game against Valencia and is likely to be ruled out against Mallorca on Sunday.

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