Real Madrid Without Eight Key Players’ Ahead Of UCL Clash With Napoli As Barcelona Confirm Gavi’s Successful ACL Surgery

Written by Olaleye Oluwadamilola

Carlo Ancelotti have been dealt a major blow ahead of the UEFA champions league clash against Serie A defending champions Napoli with Los Blancos set to be without eight team first players due to injury as they chase group top spot after easing into last 16 following the win against Braga in their last encounter.

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Real Madrid are without eight first team players for their Champions League clash with Napoli and also for the remainder of the year with Luka Modric, Vinicius Jr and Eduardo Camavinga joining the LaLiga leaders’ long injury list as Carlo Ancelotti’s side look to claim top spot in their Champions League group with a draw.

Los Blancos will also be without long-term absentees Eder Militao, Thibaut Courtois and Arda Guler although the injury crisis is yet to affect on-field results as Madrid sit atop the Spanish top-flight ahead of Girona on goal difference.

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As the season reaches it’s most intense period, Ancelotti will be concerned by how thin his depleted squad will be stretched.


Gavi is reportedly set to be sidelined for up to ten months and will miss Euro 2024 after surgery on his ACL injury which the Barcelona star suffered while playing for Spain against Georgia in the qualifiers when he pulled up clutching his knee and subsequently left the pitch in tears.

Surgery on his right knee was successful as Barcelona confirmed on Tuesday morning.

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However, the 19-year-old midfielder will miss the rest of the campaign and what would have been his first European Championship, as reported by ESPN.

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