Spain : Primera Liga injured & suspended list (with statistics)
The list includes both injured and suspended players. The columns are, respectively:
- date when the player was placed on the list
- player name
- player position
- number of games played
- number of goals - number of assists
- status for the day
- ?+ : likely to play
- ? : status uncertain
- ?- : unlikely to play
- - : will not play
- s : suspended
Atletico M 17.5.14
Diego Costa injured
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa sustained the injury in the first half of the La Liga decider against Barcelona at Camp Nou, and left the pitch in tears. Costa is now a real doubt for the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Lisbon on 24 May. The Brazilian-born striker may also be a doubt for Spain's World Cup campaign.
Real Mad. 17.5.14
Ancelotti allays fears over Ronaldo and Benzema
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti expects both Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema to be fit for the Champions League final. Ronaldo, who sustained a muscle injury at Real Valladolid earlier this month, was withdrawn from the side prior to Saturday's win over Espanyol, while Benzema limped off in the 67th minute.
"Cristiano was not comfortable. In training yesterday he had confidence," Ancelotti said. "Benzema as well. When he passed the ball to Bale he had a little discomfort in his hamstring, but neither will have trouble to play in the final." Ancelotti also confirmed that Pepe, who has missed the last two games due to a calf injury, is to return to training on Sunday.
Atletico M 17.5.14
Diego Costa set to start
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says striker Diego Costa has recovered from a hamstring injury and will start against Barcelona. Costa missed Sunday's 1-1 draw against Malaga but will return with Atletico on the verge of winning its first league title in 18 years. Simeone says "he's well. He trained without any problems and tomorrow he'll start." In five meetings already this season, Atletico has one win and four draws against Barcelona, but Simeone says "this will be the most complicated game we've played against them."
Neymar, Pique and Alba declared fit
Barcelona trio Neymar, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba have all been declared fit for Saturday's title-deciding clash with Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou. Despite a rather disappointing campaign, for the extraordinarily high standards of a team like Barcelona, the Catalans may still clinch a very important trophy by winning against Atleti.
Real Mad. 17.5.14
Ronaldo back for Espanyol clash
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered from leg injury and will play against Espanyol on Saturday. Ronaldo was injured at Real Valladolid on May 7 and missed Sunday's loss at Celta Vigo. Ronaldo has scored a league-high 31 goals, and 50 in all competitions. But he has been bothered by various leg injuries recently. Ancelotti said only center back Pepe (calf) is unavailable against Espanyol.
Real Mad. 11.5.14
Benzema will not play against Celta
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema hasn't travelled with the squad for their match today at Celta de Vigo because of a knee injury. The Frenchman has been nursing the injury for the past couple of weeks but played through the pain as Real were still in the hunt for the La Liga title. Their hopes on that front now appear to have diminished so Ancelotti can afford to be careful and rest his injured striker with the Champions League final in mind. The Italian coach already has a wealth of injury issues ahead of the Lisbon final with Ronaldo, Bale, Di Maria and Pepe all on the treatment table.
Real Mad. 10.5.14
Ronaldo ruled out
Cristiano Ronaldo is out of Real Madrid's match at Celta Vigo on Sunday, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday. The Portugal captain, who has been struggling with minor injuries in recent weeks, limped out of Wednesday's draw at Valladolid with an apparent thigh strain. With the Champions League final looming, it has been decided not to risk aggravating the injury, Ancelotti told a news conference.
Midfielder Angel Di Maria and defenders Pepe, Raphael Varane and Dani Carvajal were also unavailable due to injury, he added. Real need a win in Vigo to keep alive their faint hopes of pipping leaders Atletico and second-placed Barcelona to the title.
Atletico M 10.5.14
Diego Costa could miss Malaga game
Atletico Madrid may be without leading scorer Diego Costa for its match against Malaga on Sunday. Atletico says Costa did not train with the squad on Friday after medical scans revealed a problem with his right hamstring. Costa, the Brazilian-born Spain striker, has scored 36 goals in all competitions this season, including 28 in league play. It's the same injury that sidelined Costa against Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals.
Real Mad. 10.5.14
Calf injury blow for Pepe
A scan has shown that Real Madrid defender Pepe has a calf injury that could sideline him for two weeks, jeopardising his participation in the Champions League final. The 31-year-old Portuguese international sustained the problem during Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid. Tests at club headquarters revealed a "grade one muscular injury". Madrid face Atletico on 24 May and lie third in the Spanish league, four points behind their city rivals with two matches remaining.
Real Mad. 9.5.14
Ronaldo, Bale return to training
Manager Carlo Ancelotti is hoping that Cristiano Ronaldo will be ready for the last two league matches, as well as the UEFA Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on May 24, which ends Real Madrid's campaign for the season. Real's slimming hopes of winning La Liga took a further knock when the World Player of the Year limped off with a hamstring problem after only eight minutes of Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Valladolid. However, Ronaldo took part in training on Thursday, alongside Gareth Bale, who had also missed the trip to Valladolid due to a knock suffered in the 2-2 draw against Valencia on Sunday.
Real Mad. 7.5.14
Bale and Carvajal to miss Valladolid match
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that Gareth Bale and Dani Carvajal will miss the game against Valladolid, after missing training Tuesday. Meanwhile, Luka Modric has shaken off a thigh injury that kept the Croatia midfielder from Sunday's 2-2 draw against Valencia. Iker Casillas is also expected to make his first league start since January 2013 as Ancelotti looks to give the Spain goalkeeper more playing time in preparation of the UEFA Champions League final against Atletico on May 24.
Real Mad. 4.5.14
Khedira returns to squad
Germany midfielder Sami Khedira has been included in Real Madrid's squad for the first time since having knee surgery last November. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Khedira 'will be on the bench' for Sunday's home game against Valencia. Ancelotti says 'we have to be careful. He is well, but he needs to play little by little.'