Federico Valverde injury update after the Real Madrid star left Bernabeu with bandage last night.
Real Madrid defeated Sevilla 3-1 last night at the Santiago Bernabeu, continuing their impressive start to the season. Although Barcelona does have a game in hand, they were able to briefly extend their lead at the top to six points thanks to the victory.
Real Madrid, despite the victory, had cause for concern when Federico Valverde was seen limping off the field after the match. It sparked speculation about a player’s potential injury who has emerged as one of La Liga’s top performers this season.
Even if Valverde did take a knock against Sevilla, Carlo Ancelotti downplayed the rumors during the post-game news conference, saying there was nothing serious regarding Valverde.
Tests, according to Miguel Angel Diaz, have validated Ancelotti’s fears that the Uruguayan international has not sustained a right thigh injury.
Even though Valverde has a strong concussion, it is not severe enough to prevent him from playing against RB Leipzig. Real Madrid, who are preparing for a crucial part of the season, could benefit greatly from this.
To be fair, it should be noted that the Whites’ ten points in three group stage games have put them in a strong position to advance to the Round of 16 of the Champions League. It renders the upcoming matchup with Leipzig quite pointless.
Therefore, it won’t be shocking to see Valverde sitting out versus Germany, especially since Real Madrid has Girona on the schedule for La Liga later this month.
Marco Asensio might be given a rare chance to start in the midweek game as a result of Valverde’s likely absence. With his appearances off the bench, the Spanish international has made a strong impression that might lead to a start against Leipzig.