Real’s Vazquez, Kovacic injured
Real Madrid will be without midfielders Lucas Vazquez and Mateo Kovacic when the team returns to action after picking up injuries in the recent Club World Cup campaign.
Vazquez sustained a right leg injury in the 4-2 final win over Kashima Antlers in Japan and will be sidelined for up to four weeks, according to Spanish sports daily As.
He is likely to miss the Spanish Cup last-16 matches against Sevilla on Jan 4 and Jan 12, as well as three La Liga matches.
Croatian midfielder Kovacic will miss the first leg against Sevilla with an ankle injury also picked up in the tournament in Japan.