Football doctor Jose Gonzalez told AS that soft tissue injuries are often not detected by X-Rays until two or three days after they occur and that team doctors in general are used by clubs retroactively, instead of being involved to help plan training.
To add to Carlo Ancelotti’s headaches, right-back Marcelo misses the return leg through suspension having been booked at the Manzanares.
Chicharito should get his chance in place of Benzema up front, but Real’s midfield needs reshuffling, with Illarra, Isco, Sami Khedira and Pepe in the mix as replacements.
The onus will fall on James, Toni Kroos and Cristiano Ronaldo to carry the hopes of the home crowd.
Barcelona had no trouble scoring three away goals at the Parc des Princes to probably guarantee their progress to the semi-finals in a 3-1 victory over PSG.
A more open and less pressurized game than the Situs Judi QQ Madrid derby allowed the Catalans plenty of space to weave their magic and PSG to attack too.
Neymar finished a zig-zagging attack diagonally in the 18th minute and Suarez then grabbed a brace of top-drawer finishes. For his first he showed his strangth in holding off defenders and the second was an outside of the boot curler into the top corner. For both goals he nutmegged David Luiz, who had gone back to his clumsy World Cup showings for Brazil.
Edinson Cavani drew a great diving stage from Marc-Andre Ter Stegen before Jeremy Mathieu …