More problems for Real Madrid. While Karim Benzema is about to return to the group, Mariano Diaz, the only other pure number 9 is injured.
The Madrid based club announced this Thursday the player's medical report and he has a muscle injury in his pelvis.
Real Madrid did not announce how long he will be out for since the striker's return depends on how his recovery develops.
He will definitely miss the derby this Sunday against Atletico Madrid and he will struggle to be ready for Elche and the Champions League last 16 second leg game with Atalanta.
This news could confirm that Zidane could play Isco as a false 9 against Atletico Madrid. He did the same against Atalanta and Real Sociedad and Isco responded.
Real Madrid's statement is the following:
"Following the tests carried out today on our player, Mariano Díaz, by the Real Madrid medical department, he has been diagonised with a muscle injury to his left external obturator. His recovery will be monitored."
Standout matches today