Karim Benzema belongs to the selection of Real Madrid for the duel with Ajax in the eighth finals of the Champions League. Isco is not fit enough and missing Wednesday in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
Striker Benzema and midfielder, Isco beat Monday’s training in the run-up to the match in Amsterdam due to physical complaints, thereby increasing their play was uncertain.
The 31-year-old Benzema is basisspeler under coach Santiago Solari. The Frenchman came this season to 37 official matches and scored eighteen times. The five-year-younger Isco gets barely any playing time in ‘The Royal’.
Trainer Solari can against Ajax will also not have midfielder Marcos Llorente. At Ajax is the influence of Frenkie de Jong and Nicolás Tagliafico is still uncertain.
Prior to the duel in the Johan Cruijff ArenA – just as in the other European matches this week – a minute’s silence held in remembrance of the fallen Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala.
The match between Ajax and Real Madrid begins Wednesday at 21.00 hours and is supervised by the Slovenian referee Damir Skomina. The return is on Tuesday 5 march.
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