Antonio Rudiger is the backbone of Real Madrid’s defense and his presence can be a decisive factor in the El Clasico in La Liga on Sunday. Real Madrid would be hoping that their talented defender gets fit to play this match at Santiago Bernabéu.
Questions On Rudiger’s fitness to play El Clasico
The Real Madrid defender is currently dealing with a horrible injury. He got a facial injury in the Los Blancos match against Shakhtar Donetsk. Although Rudiger was instrumental in putting the ball in the net in their fixture in UEFA Champions League, he collided with Donetsk’s goalkeeper and had to be given immediate medical care.
Following a few days, he did not train with his teammates at Santiago Bernabéu. This has raised doubts over his ability to play in the all-important match.
Carlo Ancelotti has great options in the form of David Alaba and Eder Militao. It is probable, the German defender might not start the match against Barcelona but can be considered for substitution.
Important match for Los Blancos
Real Madrid is delicately poised at the La Liga table. Both FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are at the top of the table with the same points. The only goal difference separates them both. Barcelona is the table leader as their goal difference is much higher than Los Blancos.
But if Real Madrid wins this match, they will top the table. This year, La Liga is going to be a tough contest with both Real and Barça eyeing to win the title and matching up till now each other.
This is very early to say this, but we have seen in recent few years how Premier League has played out. Last year, Manchester City became the champions of England by just one point. We expect La Liga to be a close affair this season.
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