Setback in Real Madrid
Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham Faces Derby Dilemma with Untimely Injury
Real Madrid faces an unexpected setback as Jude Bellingham, the sensational midfielder who arrived for a hefty €103 million from Borussia Dortmund this summer, is grappling with an untimely injury issue. Bellingham has been a standout performer, contributing with six goals and an assist in Real's 11 goals this season. However, his departure from training due to a stomach complaint casts uncertainty over his availability for the impending derby against Atletico.
Losing Bellingham at this juncture would pose a significant challenge to Carlo Ancelotti's game plan as he already contends with the absence of key players like Dani Carvajal, Vinicius Junior, Arda Guler, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois. Nevertheless, Real Madrid's medical team remains optimistic about Bellingham's readiness for La Liga action this weekend, though the nature of his ailment, whether muscular or illness-related, remains undisclosed.
Despite the hurdles, Ancelotti has steered Real Madrid to an impressive five consecutive victories in La Liga, placing them at the pinnacle of the league table. Additionally, they secured a 1-0 win over Union Berlin in their inaugural Champions League match of the 2023-24 season. However, the uncertainty surrounding Bellingham's participation adds a layer of intrigue to their forthcoming clash with cross-city rivals Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday.
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