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Benzema gets injured ahead of Euro 2020 kickoff

Tue 08 June 2021 | 22:00

Real Madrid star gets injured a few days before the Euro 2020 kick off.

Karim Benzema

left the pitch suffering an injury in


friendly clash against Bulgaria, leaving the fans and the team worried about his ability to appear for the team in the Euro 2020.

Real Madrid’s high-profile striker returned to the national team after six years to play for his country in the Euro 2020 tournament, but it seems like he is facing problems as he limped off the pitch after a challenge with the Bulgarian defender in the first half of their friendly match in Stade de France.

He tried to return to the match, but he couldn’t continue and was substituted in the 37th minute of the match after he signaled the coach that he can’t continue playing.

It seems like he was suffering from pain in his knee, and


, who has been playing instead of him in the past years, came in the match to fill his place again.

France head coach

Didier Deschamps

told the reporters that he had a knock on his left knee and that he is receiving medical care to see if he will be available for his national team games in the Euro 2020.

 "It's a knock,"

national team boss Didier Deschamps told M6 at half-time

. "He took a good hit on the muscle above the left knee, and he felt that it was hardening so we took no risk. The medical staff is currently with him."

source: SportMob