Foot­ball - Mo­rata to miss Madrid derby be­cause of ham­string in­jury

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Real Madrid for­ward Al­varo Mo­rata will likely miss the derby against Atletico Madrid on Satur­day be­cause of a ham­string in­jury sus­tained while play­ing for Spain. The club said tests on yes­ter­day, a day af­ter Spain’s 2-2 draw against Eng­land in Lon­don, con­firmed the right leg in­jury that could side­line Mo­rata for about a month. Real Madrid said he likely won’t make it to the match at Vi­cente Calderon Sta­dium, where Madrid will de­fend a two-point lead over Barcelona in the Span­ish league. Atletico is fourth, six points be­hind the city ri­val. It re­mains un­cer­tain if Karim Ben­zema will re­cover from his in­jury in time, but Cris­tiano Ron­aldo and Gareth Bale are set to start.

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