Vinicius Jr in doubt against Real Betis
La liga update
Madrid: Ahead of their match away to Real Betis next Sunday, Real Madrid have been dealt a blow as Vinicius Junior missed training for the second day in a row as he is suffering with flu symptoms. If the Brazilian is unable to play, Santiago Solari will have only Karim Benzema as a viable forward option due to the number of absentees in the squad. There are six players injured in the Madrid squad at present - Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio, Toni Kroos, Marcos Llorente, Javi Sanchez and Thibaut Courtois while Lucas Vazquez is suspended after his red card against Real Sociedad last weekend, and Vinicius is a doubt, along with Mariano Diaz, who has just returned to training with the group. At Valdebebas on Saturday morning, there were 21 players who took part in the session, including Castilla forward Cristo.Luca Zidane also took part and he will travel to Seville in the absence of Courtois.
Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior.