Real Mad. 25.11.15
Two-match ban for Isco
Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been banned for two games after he was sent off for kicking Barcelona attacker Neymar during the 4-0 Clasico thrashing last weekend. Isco, who came on as a second-half substitute at the Bernabeu, will now miss league games against Eibar and Getafe. Isco was left out of Madrid's starting lineup for the Clasico as coach Rafa Benitez returned fit again Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez to his XI.
Real Mad. 23.11.15
Marcelo suffers thigh injury
Real Madrid's woes deepened on Monday when tests confirmed defender Marcelo damaged a thigh muscle in Saturday's 4-0 defeat by Barcelona in the Clasico. The Brazilian international had to come off in the 59th minute of the humiliating reverse at the Bernabeu. Real did not say how long Marcelo might be sidelined but local media reported he would be out for two or three weeks. Real Madrid captain and centre back Sergio Ramos has also not been included in the squad for the trip to play Shakhtar Donetsk in Champions League on Wednesday.
Andreolli out for season
Sevilla defender Marco Andreolli is set to miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles tendon. The Italian centre-back sustained the injury to his left leg during the first half of Saturday's 2-0 loss at Real Sociedad. Following medical tests, Sevilla announced on Sunday that Andreolli would be forced to undergo surgery that means six to eight months on the sidelines.
Messi set for El Clasico return
Lionel Messi is set to make his return for Barcelona against Real Madrid on Saturday after being out with injury for two months. The Argentine star seems certain to feature after taking a full part in training this week, but it is still unknown whether coach Luis Enrique will risk his star from the start or allow him to ease back into action from the bench. In Messi's absence, Luis Suarez and Neymar have guided the Catalans to five wins in their last six league games and scored all of Barcelona's last 17 league goals.
Real Mad. 20.11.15
Bale is 'feeling strong and fit'
Real Madrid have been handed a massive boost against Barcelona after forward Gareth Bale declared himself fit for the El Clasico. Bale struggled with a calf problem at the start of the season, which kept him out for a month. The recurrence of the injury in October saw him spend time on the sidelines. Bale was not expected to feature against the Catalan club. However, the Wales international claims he is "feeling strong and fit," which will be a massive boost for Rafael Benitez.
Real Mad. 19.11.15
Navas expected to start against Barca
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has fully recovered from a groin injury and looks set to play in his first El Clasico. The Costa Rica international has been out of action for two weeks, with Real suffering their first defeat of the season against Sevilla in his absence. A statement on the club's official website said Navas came through a full training session unscathed on 18 November.
Meanwhile Karim Benzema, who has been nursing a hamstring problem, is back to fitness and is likely to play his first match in nearly two months against Barcelona. Spanish defender Sergio Ramos is carrying a shoulder niggle but should also be fine to play.
Negredo undergoes surgery for appendicitis
Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo has undergone emergency surgery for acute appendicitis. No comment was made on how long Negredo was expected to be out for, but reports suggest he will be sidelined for at least a month. It has been a frustrating season for the former Manchester City striker, who has not featured for Valencia since a 3-1 defeat against Athletic Bilbao on October 3. Negredo criticised head coach Nuno Espirito Santo in an interview following a slow start to the season, although talk of a rift was played down.
Messi nearing full fitness
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has resumed training with the reserves and appears to be nearing full fitness. Gerard Lopez, the coach of Barca B, said he had seen positive signs from Messi, who has been sidelined since sustaining a knee injury against Las Palmas on September 26. The Argentine is expected to miss the El Clasico against Real Madrid on Saturday because of the injury. But Lopez revealed Messi had been training with his team and was making progress.
Atletico M 13.11.15
Martinez suffers ankle sprain
Jackson Martinez sustained a sprained left ankle during Colombia's 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw against Chile on Thursday. The Atletico Madrid striker was substituted during the closing stages of the match in Santiago and an initial scan revealed a sprain. The 29-year-old is set to undergo a second scan to determine the full extent of his injury. Martinez has three goals in 15 appearances for Atletico following his close-season move from Porto.
Real Mad. 12.11.15
Isco picks up an injury
Injury will see Real Madrid playmaker Isco miss Spain's friendly with England this week. A statement from the Spanish football federation read: "The midfielder carried out an individual training session, separate from the team, due to the discomfort felt upon arriving to the practice. This morning, after undergoing several medical tests at the Sanitas-La Moraleja hospital and after analyzing the results, and sharing them with his club, Isco has left the national team meet-up."
Real Mad. 10.11.15
Ramos could need surgery
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is set to take a pain-killing injection to play against Barcelona and will undergo shoulder surgery after El Clasico, according to AS. Ramos left the pitch in pain after falling heavily while scoring the opening goal in Madrid's 3-2 defeat at Sevilla and underwent a scan on the injury on Tuesday morning. He has already been ruled out of Spain's upcoming friendlies and the centre-back was also a major doubt for the game against Barca on Nov. 21, but AS claims he will take a cortisone injection for that match and then undergo an operation.
Real Mad. 9.11.15
Ramos goes off with shoulder injury
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos scored the opening goal against Sevilla with an acrobatic bicycle kick before landing awkwardly and being forced to leave the field with a shoulder injury. The 29-year-old defender is now a doubt for Spain's international friendlies against England and Belgium. Ramos suffered a dislocated shoulder in the 4-0 Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk nearly two months ago. Since then he has been held back by coach Rafa benitez who has only used him in the club's most important fixtures.