Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will again miss his squad against Rayo Vallecano on Monday after the end of the 13th stage of the Spanish league, his Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti announced on Sunday.
Benzema is still feeling uncomfortable after injuring his left hip just two weeks before the start of the World Cup in Qatar.
“He (Benzema) won’t play tomorrow because he’s not feeling well, he trained on Friday and he looked good, and then there were some problems, so he won’t be ready for the match on Monday,” Ancelotti said during the press conference for the match . between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano.
Benzema returned to the courts in the Champions League last Wednesday against Celtic after missing three games with a strained left thigh muscle, where he came on for Brazilian Vinicius Junior in the 62nd minute.
Ancelotti said after this match that Benzema was happy and would therefore be available for the match against Rayo Vallecano. But on Saturday and Sunday, the Frenchman did not train with his colleagues, being content with individual exercises.
Real Madrid (32 points) are looking to regain top spot in the Spanish league against rivals Barcelona, who have raised their tally to 34 points after beating Almería on Saturday with two unanswered goals.