Krohn-Dehli sidelined for 7 months
Sevilla midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli, 32, will be sidelined for at least seven months after undergoing surgery on a broken left knee. The Denmark midfielder suffered the gruesome injury on Thursday during the 2-2 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk in the Europa League semifinals. He was carried off the pitch in the 73rd minute, less than 15 minutes after going on as a substitute. The operation took place on Friday once the team had returned to Spain.
Real Mad. 29.4.16
Ronaldo and Benzema still out
Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will miss Real Madrid's league match on Saturday as they focus on recovering from injury to face Manchester City next week. Real coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed his side will be without their two top scorers when they travel to play Real Sociedad on Saturday, just days before they host City in their Champions League semi-final second leg. Zidane's side need a win to stay in La Liga's title race.
Real Mad. 28.4.16
Ronaldo will undergo stem cell treatment
Cristiano Ronaldo will have stem cell treatment in a bid to rush the Real Madrid star back from a hamstring tear in time to face Manchester City on Wednesday. Doctors use a sample of healthy cells from the player's blood or bone marrow, which is then injected into the problem area to help speed up recovery. Ronaldo has already been ruled out of this Saturday's trip to Real Sociedad and Zinedine Zidane is not expected to know whether he will have the 31-year-old back until the day of the City game.
Atletico M 27.4.16
Simeone banned for rest of Liga season
Diego Simeone has been given a three-game touchline ban which will see him sit out the remainder of Atletico Madrid's league season. The Argentine was sent to the stands during his side's 1-0 win over Malaga last Saturday after a ball boy to threw a ball onto the pitch as Malaga were counter-attacking in first-half injury-time. While it has not been proven whether Simeone was behind the ball entering play, the rules state that the manager is responsible for what happens around his technical area. Simeone will miss the three final games of the season against Rayo Vallecano, Levante and Celta Vigo as his side fight Barcelona and Real Madrid for the title.
Real Mad. 22.4.16
Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Rayo trip
Cristiano Ronaldo will miss his first league match of the season at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday after picking up a muscle strain in the midweek victory over Villarreal. The 31-year-old Portuguese star had played every minute of La Liga action until he was forced off in the final seconds of Real's 3-0 win. Right-back Carvajal was injured against Getafe last weekend, and coach Zinedine Zidane said that the defender is still is not back to full fitness. Meanwhile, midfielder Casemiro picked up his fifth yellow card on Wednesday, earning him an automatic one-match suspension.
Atletico M 22.4.16
Atletico Madrid lose Diego Godin
Diego Godin will miss Saturday's league game against Malaga with a hamstring injury and is also set to miss next Wednesday's UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg at home to Bayern Munich. The Uruguay international centre-back was taken off early in the first half of the 1-0 win over Athletic Athletic Bilbao this week. On a brighter note, another centre-half, Jose Maria Gimenez, has been declared fit following his hamstring problem and is now available for selection.
Real Mad. 22.4.16
Real Madrid confirm Ronaldo thigh injury
Real Madrid have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo is suffering from a thigh strain less than a week before the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final with Manchester City. The Portuguese was substituted off the pitch in Wednesday's win over Villarreal, putting him in doubt for the City clash. The 31-year-old has played every minute of Real's La Liga campaign, but it remains to be seen whether he features at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. Ronaldo has scored 47 goals in 44 games for Real this season. He is the top scorer in both La Liga and the UEFA Champions League.
Messi misses training
Lionel Messi missed Thursday's recovery session of Barcelona's training due to pain in his right ankle. Messi complained after taking some heavy hits and even twisting his ankle during the match against Deportivo La Coruna on Wednesday, and did not report to the pitch along with his teammates, instead choosing to do treatment on the issue.
While the ankle is of some concern at the moment, Catalan media has so far said the Argentinean should be fully healthy and available for the next league game against Sporting Gijon.
Real Mad. 21.4.16
Zidane plays down Ronaldo injury
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane sought to calm fears about Cristiano Ronaldo's fitness after the Portuguese was seen limping off the pitch before the end of Madrid's 3-0 win over Villarreal. "He had a scare and that's why he left the pitch, he was worried and he wanted to know what had happened immediately, but in the end it's just a scare," Zidane told a press conference. "He felt something right at the end, I can't say anything more about it but it was more of a scare than something serious." Ronaldo had played every minute of every league game this season and Zidane admitted the player could benefit from resting more.
Atletico M 21.4.16
Godin suffers hamstring injury
Diego Simeone was forced to remove Diego Godin during Atletico Madrid's match against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury. After only eleven minutes, Godin was replaced by Lucas Hernandez. It's not yet known how long he will be out. Less than a month ago, Godin was forced to miss two games due to a similar injury in the same leg.
Real Mad. 19.4.16
Bale to miss Villarreal match
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will miss La Liga game against Villarreal on Wednesday because of a minor leg injury. Head coach Zinedine Zidane hopes the 26-year-old will be fit for Saturday's game at Rayo Vallecano.
"He has suffered from something this weekend," Zidane said at a pre-match news conference. "He is not with us [against Villarreal]. We hope at the moment that it is just an overloaded muscle. I hope he will be back with us for the next game."
Barca waiting on Neymar decision
Barcelona face an anxious wait to see if Neymar will be sanctioned after a tunnel fracas in the wake of the Nou Camp club's defeat to Valencia. The Brazil star reacted angrily to Valencia's 2-1 win on Sunday and was caught slapping an opposition player after the final whistle. Any punishment for Neymar could end up costing the club dearly, with just five games to go and one point separating the top three in an unexpectedly tight title run-in.