Levante without Martins and Vyntra
Levante duo Rafael Martina and Loukas Vyntra will be sidelined for this weekend's La Liga clash against Real Madrid, leaving the Valencia side with one less attacking option and without arguably their best defender. The 33-year-old Vyntra suffered a pulled hamstring while on international duty with Greece. Rafael Martins, who was just given medical clearance from his previous injury, suffered a relapse in the recovery process of his leg muscle tear.
Real Mad. 16.10.14
Khedira returns to training
Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira participated in his first full-team training session on Wednesday, after missing the past several months due to injury. Khedira has been training apart from the group for several weeks, doing individual workouts while the transfer rumour mill has pegged him to make a move to England, Italy or Germany when he is back to full fitness is January.
A. Bilbao 15.10.14
Muniain suffers shoulder injury
Athletic Bilbao forward Iker Muniain was forced to leave Spain U21's 1-2 loss to Serbia on Tuesday evening after the star injured his shoulder less than 10 minutes into the second half. Muniain was immediately taken off and was seen grimacing and holding his left shoulder as he went to the dressing room. It is unknown at this time if Muniain will be fit to face Celta Vigo this coming Saturday or if he will be able to play in next week's Champions League tie. A statement released by Athletic Club Bilbao confirmed the injury but announced that it was not a serious as originally feared.
Real Mad. 14.10.14
Benzema to miss Armenia friendly
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will likely be held out of Tuesday's friendly against Armenia as the Frenchman is still recovering from a foot injury suffered in last weekend's win over Portugal. In his pre-match press conference, France manager Didier Deschamps confirmed that Benzema is doubtful but the positive is that his scans came back negative and the injury to his foot isn't as serious as originally believed. Benzema is expected to recover in time to face Levante this weekend, as well as Liverpool in the Champions League the following week in the lead up to 'El Clasico' on the 25th October.
Real Mad. 12.10.14
Benzema to have scan on injured toe
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will have an x-ray on his toe after receiving "a couple of blows" in France's 2-1 victory over Portugal on Saturday evening. In his post-match interview Benzema revealed that he was replaced by Andre-Pierre Gignac in the 89th minute because of a toe injury he suffered in the match. "I have an X-ray tomorrow. I took a couple of blows to the toe."
Benzema was questionable to start in Saturday's match after suffering a hip injury in training on Thursday and is now doubtful for Tuesday's match against Armenia and could be out of next week's Champions League tie with Liverpool, if the toe is indeed broken.
Cristiano Ronaldo played 75 goalless minutes and was seen with an ice pack on his knee, which has become a habit.
Adriano suffers thigh injury
Barcelona defender Adriano has picked up a minor thigh injury. The Brazilian international joins Rafinha and Thomas Vermaelen in training separately as the trio continue their recoveries. Rafinha has been struggling with a similar problem and Vermaelen is yet to feature this season since moving from Arsenal after a hamstring injury picked up with Belgium at the World Cup. Adriano has made three appearances in all competitions so far this season.
Real Mad. 9.10.14
Ramos to return for Liverpool trip
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos will miss the upcoming internationals, and faces a race against time to recover in time to play for his club. A muscle injury has ruled Ramos out of Spain's Euro 2016 qualifiers with Slovakia and Luxembourg, and he could also miss Real Madrid's game with Levante. Ramos has confirmed he is targeting the Champions League clash with Liverpool at Anfield for his comeback.
Rafinha Alcantara is hurt again
It seemed like Rafinha Alcantara was set to come back and be available for the game against Rayo Vallecano, but that was not the case. And there are more bad news today. He is hurt again, in the same hamstring that was injured two weeks ago.
A statement on Barca's website read: "Rafinha Alcantara sustained an injury in his left hamstring after this morning's training session. He is out for precaution and his evolution will determine his availability for next week's practices."
Real Mad. 4.10.14
Ronaldo and Bale fit to play
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed both Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will start La Liga clash with Athletic Bilbao on Sunday after recovering from minor injuries. Ronaldo and Bale failed to train with their teammates on Friday due to knocks picked up in Real's 2-1 win away to Ludogorets Razgrad midweek. However, Ancelotti was handed a huge boost as both took full part in training on Saturday and the Italian also confirmed that Iker Casillas would continue in goal.
Real Mad. 3.10.14
Cristiano Ronaldo remains a doubt for Real Madrid's game against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. The 29-year-old suffered some tough treatment from his markers during Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League win at Ludogorets, receiving medical attention late in the game after being kicked in the back of his lower right leg. A club statement released on Friday revealed that Ronaldo had yet to return to full training with his teammates, while also saying that Gareth Bale and Fabio Coentrao had not taken part in Friday's morning session.
Real Mad. 2.10.14
Ronaldo injury not serious, says Ancelotti
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that the injury Cristiano Ronaldo picked up against Ludogorets is not serious. The Portugal star was left limping in the final minutes of Wednesday's 2-1 UEFA Champions League win in Sofia with an apparent ankle injury. "Cristiano has had a knock," Ancelotti said. "It's painful but nothing serious." Ronaldo has already 14 goals in all competitions this season.
Vermaelen finally fit
Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen has recovered from a right leg injury that has kept him from debuting with his new club since transferring from Arsenal. Vermaelen has been sidelined since hurting a leg muscle while playing for Belgium in the World Cup.
Meanwhile, right back Douglas, who made his debut in a 0-0 draw at Malaga on Wednesday, has flulike symptoms and didn't train with the team on Thursday.