Real Mad. 23.9.16
Marcelo ruled out for two weeks
Real Madrid star Marcelo is set to be out of action for around two weeks after he was forced off during the 1-1 draw against Villarreal on Wednesday night, according to Marca. The Brazilian left-back will thus miss the three next games against Las Palmas, Borussia Dortmund and Eibar.
Meanwhile, Pepe has returned to training and could feature in the weekend's contest with Las Palmas. He was forced to sit out Wednesday's draw due to a knee problem.
Real Mad. 22.9.16
Casemiro suffers broken leg
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro could miss up to a month after suffering a leg fracture. The 24-year-old was forced off 20 minutes into Sunday's 2-0 win over Espanyol following a strong challenge. He has suffered a fracture of the fibula in his left leg, Madrid said in a statement. Real did not specify how long he would be out but Spanish media have put the recovery time at three weeks to a month.
Messi ruled out for three weeks
Lionel Messi will miss the next three weeks after suffering the recurrence of a groin injury as Atletico Madrid came from behind to hold Barcelona 1-1 at the Camp Nou on Wednesday. "To lose Lionel Messi means football loses and we lose," said Barca boss Luis Enrique. "Now we have to look for other solutions. With Leo we are much stronger, but without him we are still a strong team." Messi is set to miss Barca's next three games at Sporting Gijon and Celta Vigo in La Liga and Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Champions League, as well as Argentina's World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Paraguay.
Real Mad. 21.9.16
Ronaldo and Bale ready for Villarreal
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will be available for Real Madrid against Villarreal today, Zinedine Zidane has confirmed. The superstar duo missed Sunday's 2-0 win at Espanyol due to illness and a hip injury respectively. However, Real could be without defender Pepe, who sat out training yesterday.
Casemiro have been left out of the 19-man squad due to injury, along with long-term absentees Keylor Navas and Fabio Coentrao. Luka Modric and Mariano will also miss the midweek encounter, as Zidane continues the rotation of his squad.
Real Mad. 20.9.16
Casemiro to miss Villarreal
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro will not play against Villarreal so he can recover from the hit he had in the Espanyol game. Casemiro was checked after leaving the pitch on Sunday and he has no main injury. However he has a blow in the left calf and the muscle is swelled up. It's not a serious injury, so he should be fit to face Las Palmas on Saturday.
Real Mad. 17.9.16
Ronaldo and Bale to miss trip to Espanyol
Real Madrid will be without Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale for their trip to Espanyol on Sunday, where they aim to equal Barcelona's record of 16 consecutive La Liga wins. Ronaldo scored the equaliser in Real's thrilling late turnaround to beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 on Wednesday but has been ruled out with the flu, while Bale is still carrying a hip injury he sustained against Sporting.
Real Mad. 15.9.16
Real Madrid sweat on Gareth Bale knock
Gareth Bale is a doubt for Real Madrid's trip to Catalonia this weekend to take on Espanyol. The Welshman ended the first half of his side's 2-1 win over Sporting clutching his hip, although he did reappear for the second half. However, he didn't make it to the end of the game and was replaced by Lucas Vazquez with over 20 minutes to go.
Bale will undergo tests on Thursday but the expectation is that he will not be risked for the La Liga game against Espanyol. Instead, Zinedine Zidane will hope to have him at full fitness for next Wednesday's game against Villarreal.
Joselu out 6 to 8 weeks
Deportivo La Coruna striker Joselu has a grade three lateral ligament knee sprain and is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks. Joselu got hurt in his team's 1-0 home defeat to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. It was his first appearance for Depor since joining the club on a season-long loan from Stoke City on transfer deadline day.
Ter Stegen injury blow for Barcelona
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen is out of the game against Deportivo Alaves after picking up a muscle injury in training. He could also be missing for the trip to Leganes on September 17, with the media reports saying he is hopeful of being fit in time for the La Liga showdown with Atletico Madrid on September 21.
This is the second time this season the German will be missing out on a game after picking up an injury in training. Ter Stegen had to sit out both legs of the Spanish Super Cup tie against Sevilla through injury, and also Barca's first Liga game of the season.
Messi fit to face Alaves
Lionel Messi will be fit to feature against Alaves on Saturday after manager Luis Enrique revealed the Barcelona star won't be hampered by the muscle strain he suffered on international duty. The Argentina forward, 29, sat out his country's draw with Venezuela. He was able to return to light training on Wednesday, but only completed his first full session on Friday. However, Enrique has said that Messi is available for this weekend's game at Camp Nou.
Real Mad. 8.9.16
Ronaldo confirms he will play this Saturday
Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed he will make his long-awaited Real Madrid return in Saturday's home game with Osasuna. The Portugal captain has been out since limping off early in his country's Euro 2016 final defeat of hosts France with a knee injury. He sat out Madrid's opening two La Liga matches as well as their UEFA Super Cup defeat of Sevilla but has stepped up training this week.
Barcelona confirm Messi injury
Barcelona have confirmed that Lionel Messi has sustained a hamstring injury and may miss this weekend's clash with Alaves. The star forward was forced to pull out of the Argentina squad for the upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifier against Venezuela, having previously guided them to a 1-0 win over Uruguay after reversing his decision to retire from international football. Barcelona have now confirmed the forward's adductor issue and have made it clear Messi will have to lighten his training load ahead of this weekend's match at Camp Nou.