Ferland Mendy, Karim Benzema and Rodrigo Goes were injured in Monday’s meeting with Mallorca. Today, all three contestants had to undergo a thorough examination at Valdebebas, but in the end only Mendy and Rodrygo were tested. The French defender certainly won’t be able to play against Barcelona, the Brazilian is ready to face the Catalans and although he is still in pain, he has already coached the squad today.
Mendy has a slight tear in his left adductor muscle and will be out for 10 to 15 days. This means that the left-back’s performance in Sunday’s game is excluded. The French are scheduled to return to the match after the end of the first half of the team, which will start after the end of next week. Rodrygo, in turn, confirmed that there is only a strong bruise, and by Sunday the striker will be 100% ready to face the Catalan side, Duma.
The status of Karim Benzema, who suffers from a problem in his left calf, remains in doubt. The MRI has been postponed until tomorrow, but he is feeling better than he was yesterday. The striker is currently working with physiotherapists and is in another race against time this season. At the moment, his performance in the classic is still in question, but that is absolutely not out of the question.
The cold was dealt with by Edir Militao, who missed the Mallorca meeting for this reason. The Brazilian defender will be able to play against her Blogger.