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Hazard To Miss Spanish Super Cup Over Ankle Injury

Real Madrid’s Belgian ahead Eden Hazard gestures in ache throughout the UEFA Champions League group A soccer match Real Madrid towards Paris Saint-Germain FC on the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on November 26, 2019. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP


Eden Hazard’s injury-plagued begin at Real Madrid will proceed this month after Zinedine Zidane mentioned on Friday the Belgian won’t play within the Spanish Super Cup subsequent week. 

Hazard suffered an ankle fracture throughout Madrid’s draw towards Paris Saint-Germain on November 26 and was anticipated to be out for round 4 to 6 weeks.

But Zidane has confirmed Hazard will miss Madrid’s La Liga sport towards Getafe on Saturday and won’t journey to Saudi Arabia, the place his staff face Valencia within the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals on Wednesday earlier than a possible last towards both Barcelona or Atletico Madrid 4 days later.

“He is 100 per cent out of the Super Cup,” mentioned Zidane in a press convention. “He is not travelling, he is recovering and we hope that just after the Super Cup, little by little, we could see him with us again.”

If Hazard returns towards Sevilla in La Liga on January 18 he can have been out for nearly eight weeks.

The 28-year-old, who joined Real Madrid for 100 million euros from Chelsea final summer time, additionally missed three matches at first of the season with a thigh pressure.

He has scored one purpose in 13 appearances for his new membership to this point.

Madrid discovered kind with out him earlier than Christmas however path Barcelona by two factors within the desk after consecutive attracts within the Clasico at Camp Nou after which at residence to Athletic Bilbao.

They play sixth-placed Getafe this weekend on the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, the place Zidane’s staff had been held to a goalless attract April.

Marcelo and Lucas Vazquez can be found once more after recovering from accidents however Sergio Ramos is suspended, that means Eder Militao is prone to play in central defence.

Zidane additionally advised some fringe gamers could possibly be allowed to depart within the January switch window. Striker Mariano Diaz is amongst those who might depart.

“There are players that have not had minutes and that can be a problem but we speak with them like always,” Zidane mentioned. “Between now and January 31 a lot can happen.”

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