Bad news for Real Madrid. Following up the second straight defeat against Celta de Vigo, the club confirmed the injury of Daniel Carvajal, who missed the first leg of Copa del Rey quarter-finals. The right back will be out of the squad one month, so he risks missing the Champions League Last 16 Round against Napoli.
Real Madrid confirmed in their official website that Carvajal has a muscular problem in his right leg: “Following the tests carried out today on Dani Carvajal at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with a grade 2 injury to his right biceps femoris. His recovery will continue to be assessed”, the press release announced.
Therefore, Dani Carvajal will miss at least four La Liga games -Málaga, Real Sociedad, Celta de Vigo and Osasuna- and the Copa del Rey fixtures. He could arrive to the first leg of the last 16 round in Champions League against Napoli, taking place on the 15th of February. However, it’s not sure that the Spaniard would be fit for the clash.
Unfortunately for Real Madrid fans, Carvajal has been one of the best players of the team in the last months. The right back forced the penalty against Sevilla in La Liga and he has been the owner of the right back position in these weeks. Danilo has to replace him but the Brazilian has had some problems in the past.
Actually, most Real Madrid supporters booed Danilo when he was substituted against Celta de Vigo in Copa del Rey. The Brazilian was having several problems defending Bongonda and Iago Aspas, and the Spaniard finally found the net, bringing misery to Los Blancos. Zinedine Zidane defended him in press conference, but he hasn’t showed the right level with Real Madrid so far. Now Danilo has the opportunity to do the right things and start playing as he used to do with Porto.