Atletico M 17.9.14
Mandzukic to have surgery
Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic broke his nose during Tuesday's 3-2 loss at Olympiakos in the Champions League. The Croatian international will have surgery on Thursday. Mandzukic was elbowed in the face in the opening minutes of the match. After being attended by the medical staff, he returned to the field, heading in Atletico's first goal. Spanish newspaper AS reports that the 28-year-old will be out for two weeks and will likely have to wear a mask on his return to competitive action.
Mandzukic has scored six goals in all competitions since his offseason move to Atletico from Bayern.
Messi set to face Bilbao
Lionel Messi has recovered from a leg injury and has been included in Barcelona squad for Saturday's league match against Athletic Bilbao. Messi had been sidelined since Aug. 31 when he hurt a right leg muscle during Barcelona's 1-0 win at Villarreal. He played the entire game but Barcelona said afterward he had sustained an injury. The 27-year-old missed Argentina's 4-2 win over Germany in a friendly during the international break.
Real Mad. 12.9.14
Ronaldo fit to play
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo is in line to make his comeback from injury against Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Ronaldo was struggling with a knee injury at the end of last season and picked up a hamstring strain last month but has been passed fit by Real Madrid's medical team.
Atletico M 10.9.14
Atletico hit by Rodriguez blow
Atletico Madrid may have lost Cristian Rodriguez to a calf injury ahead of this weekend's city derby with Real. The Uruguay winger suffered the setback while on international duty this week, limping out of his country's 1-0 win over South Korea just 24 minutes into the contest. Rodriguez may not have been at the forefront of coach Diego Simeone's thoughts for this weekend's match regardless as the winger has featured in just six minutes of action in opening two games of the Liga season.
Real Mad. 10.9.14
Khedira undergoes knee surgery
Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has undergone surgery on a knee problem. The Germany international is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, but has also now received treatment on his left knee. Khedira missed most of last season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, before suffering a strain in the other at the World Cup earlier this year.
Mathieu a doubt for Bilbao clash
Full-back Jeremy Mathieu is a doubt for Barcelona's clash with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday after picking up an ankle injury. The defender has recently returned from international duty with France, having played the full 90 minutes as Didier Deschamps' men drew 1-1 with Serbia in a friendly on Sunday. Barca have revealed that their new signing from Valencia was forced to miss training on Wednesday due to a problem with his right ankle. Mathieu has started both of Barca's league matches so far this season, playing his part in wins over Elche and Villarreal.
Real Mad. 9.9.14
Ronaldo may play against Atletico
Cristiano Ronaldo may be able to play for Real Madrid this Saturday against Atletico. It appears CR7 overcame his injury, finishing today's training session. The Portuguese striker was ruled out of Real Madrid's last game against Real Sociedad. Ronaldo also missed his National Team's call up to face Albania in the Euro Qualifiers.
Los Blancos will be without Daniel Carvajal, who came down with an injury after last week's friendly against France, and Sami Khedira, who has been ruled out for the next six weeks.
Dos Santos sidelined for 3 to 4 weeks
Mexico and Villarreal forward Giovanni dos Santos has been ruled out of action for the next three or four weeks after tearing the hamstring in left leg. Dos Santos sustained the injury during Mexico's match against Chile at the weekend. The player left the Mexican camp and returned to Villarreal, where he underwent tests that confirmed the torn muscle.
Real Mad. 8.9.14
Hamstring injury sidelines Carvajal
Real Madrid full-back Dani Carvajal could miss next Saturday's derby against Atletico Madrid. The 22-year-old suffered injury in his left leg during Sunday's training session and will now be absent from Spain's EURO 2016 qualifying debut match against Macedonia. Carvajal will now undergo further medical tests on Monday, to diagnose the full extent of the injury.
Real Mad. 3.9.14
Real Madrid facing midfield crisis
Real Madrid are set for a fresh spell without Sami Khedira after the midfielder suffered a thigh injury. The 27-year-old picked up a problem in his left thigh in training on international duty with Germany. Initial reports suggest Khedira could be out for six to eight weeks. With Xabi Alonso and Angel di Maria allowed to depart the Bernabeu this summer, this injury leaves Real Madrid with just three fit players in the center of the park.
Sevilla lose both goalkeepers
Despite the new season having barely begun, Sevilla coach Unai Emery has already been hit with an injury crisis in goal and will be forced to turn to the club's youth team for help. They lost first-choice goalkeeper Beto for a month after he sustained a hamstring injury in the first Liga game of the season. And now the club have confirmed that second-choice stopper Mariano Barbosa ruptured his thigh muscles following the 2-1 win at Espanyol last Saturday, ruling him out of action for between four and six weeks.
With the transfer window shut, Emery is set to turn to 21-year-old Sergio Rico, who was on the bench at Espanyol and usually plays in the club's third-tier reserve side Sevilla Atletico. David Soria, also 21, is the alternative.
Ter Stegen fit to play
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been cleared to make his debut after recovering from a back injury. Ter Stegen, who arrived from Borussia Monchengladbach in the offseason, has yet to play an official match for the Catalan side after injuring his back in training last month.
Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta have trained away from the first team, with the pair nursing leg injuries. Messi hurt a right leg muscle during Sunday's 1-0 win at Villarreal while Iniesta missed the win citing pain in his left knee. Neither star will play with their respective national teams this week. Back-up goalie Jordi Masip has fractured a finger and will be sidelined for four weeks.