Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois is a doubt for the El Clasico against Barcelona after he failed to train today.
The latest UEFA Champions League match between Barcelona and Inter Milan ended in a 3-3 draw, which has left the team’s camp in disarray and fear. But when they play their bitter rivals Real Madrid this weekend, the club will have a chance to regain some confidence.
With a victory, the Catalans may go ahead of league-leading Los Blancos by a comfortable three points.
Barça even had good news prior to this game: Jules Kounde is healing well. The possibility of the Frenchman starting against Real Madrid would significantly strengthen the Barcelona backline.
Thibaut Courtois, the goalkeeper for Real Madrid, has once again missed practice and is still a significant question mark for El Clasico, according to MARCA, giving the Catalans what appears to be yet another advantage.
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Courtois’ Achilles injury has kept him out of action. This season, he has missed a number of games, including the league contests against Getafe and Osasuna. Additionally, he was absent from the Champions League matchup with Shakhtar Donetsk.
Before the midweek game against Shakhtar, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti provided a favorable update on Courtois’ injury. The goalie might play this weekend against Barcelona, according to the Italian.
The likelihood of Courtois playing in El Clasico, though, is dwindling in light of the most recent reports that he missed training today. This might be a huge help to Barcelona, who are currently without a number of their own players due to injury, notably Ronald Araujo and Andreas Christensen.
Courtois will only have two training sessions to prepare even if he is given the go-ahead to play against Barça, which is not ideal given the fact that the Belgian international has been out of action for two weeks.
Real Madrid will likely continue to use Andriy Lunin as their goalkeeper when they visit their bitter rivals this weekend.