Real’s Vazquez, Ko­vacic in­jured

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

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.

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