Barca duo Iniesta and Mathieu injured
Barcelona suffered a double injury blow in their 2-0 Spanish Super Cup win away to Sevilla on Sunday with Andres Iniesta and Jeremy Mathieu coming off before half-time. Defender Mathieu pulled his hamstring and was taken off in the 27th minute, before midfielder Iniesta joined him on the sidelines with a bruised knee following a strong challenge from Sevilla defender Mariano in the 36th minute. The duo is doubtful for the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup later this week.
Real Mad. 13.7.16
Ronaldo sidelined up to 8 weeks
Real Madrid are likely to miss the services of Cristiano Ronaldo at the start of the new season after the star forward suffered a knee injury in the Euro 2016 final against France. According to Spanish media reports, a scan by the Portuguese medical team indicated that the 31-year-old had suffered a medial collateral ligament in his left knee following a tackle from French midfielder Dimitri Payet. Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid's season-opener, the UEFA Supercup match against Europa League winners Sevilla and could be out up to 8 weeks.
Real Mad. 7.6.16
Danilo set for surgery
Real Madrid have confirmed that full-back Danilo requires surgery on his right heel. The Brazil international felt pain in his right ankle towards the end of the season and testing has revealed that he will need surgery. The operation has been set for June 9. The right-back is expected to be recovered from his surgery in time to join the squad for preseason training.
Real Mad. 7.6.16
Keylor Navas to undergo surgery
Real Madrid has announced that goalkeeper Keylor Navas will have surgery on his injured Achilles that kept him from participating in the Copa America. Apparently this is an injury that has been with him since the World Cup. It wasn't until the May 8th match against Valencia where he re-aggravated the injury. It's expected that he'll be ready to go when Real Madrid start pre-season on July 15th.
Bravo, Sandro passed fit for Cup final
Barcelona have received a boost with the news that Claudio Bravo and Sandro Ramirez will be fit for the Copa del Rey final against Sevilla. Goalkeeper Bravo has not played since sustaining a calf injury in the 2-0 win at Real Betis at the end of April. Sandro, meanwhile, has been out of action since February with a thigh strain. Manager Luis Enrique is now expected to have all his players available for the final game of the season, played at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday.
Real Mad. 12.5.16
Gareth Bale is a doubt for Real Madrid's crunch title clash at Deportivo La Coruna this weekend. The Welshman missed last week's win against Valencia with a knee injury but was expected to return for the trip to Galicia, where Zinedine Zidane's men must win and hope Barcelona drop points. However, Bale is now considered unlikely to start at Deportivo as the club's medical department look to return him to the side in perfect fitness for the Champions League final on May 28.
Vermaelen passed fit to return
Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen has been declared fit to return to action after recovering from his latest injury setback. The Belgium international has been out for a month with a calf injury but is now in contention to make the squad for Barcelona's final two games of the season. Vermaelen is unlikely to start either fixture for the Catalans, with Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano firmly established as the club's first-choice central-defensive pairing, but he could be included on the bench.
Real Mad. 9.5.16
Vazquez should be available for CL Final
Real Madrid released the medical report on Lucas Vazquez, who injured his knee during Real's 3-2 win against Valencia. Following the tests, he has been diagnosed with a medial collateral sprain in his left knee. Vazquez should be available for the Champions League Final, if reports from Spain are accurate, although he will most likely miss Real's next game against Deportivo.
Real Mad. 8.5.16
Modric ruled out
Real Madrid are without midfielder Luka Modric for their must-win La Liga match against Valencia, but Karim Benzema and Casemiro are back in the starting XI. The Croatian's absence is merely a precaution, while Keylor Navas and Gareth Bale are also unavailable after sustaining injuries in midweek.
Tremoulinas out for rest of season
Sevilla defender Benoit Tremoulinas is out for the rest of the season and will miss the Europa League final because of a ruptured meniscus on his left knee. The France international, expected to be sidelined for about four weeks, will undergo surgery next week. Sevilla recently also lost Denmark midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli, who broke his left knee and will be out of action for at least seven months after undergoing surgery.
Real Mad. 6.5.16
Bale and Navas suffer injuries
Real Madrid have announced that forward Gareth Bale has a knee problem and goalkeeper Keylor Navas has Achilles tendon injury. Both players completed the 90 minutes in Wednesday's 1-0 UEFA Champions League semifinal win over Manchester City, but the club have confirmed that they have picked up injuries that look set to see them miss Sunday's La Liga game against Valencia. Karim Benzema and Casemiro, who missed the City game due to fitness issues, have returned to training but it remains to be seen if they will be risked against Valencia.
Bravo set for tests on calf strain
Barcelona are sweating on the fitness of Claudio Bravo after the Chile international goalkeeper was forced from the field during the latter stages of Saturday's 2-0 win at Real Betis. The 33-year-old suffered a calf strain and was replaced by Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the 88th minute. Bravo is set to undergo further tests to examine the extent of the setback on Sunday.