Real Madrid prepared for their Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City with a 1-0 win over Getafe this weekend. Marco Asensio scored the winner for Los Blancos. But they were handed a concern as well, as Eduardo Camavinga seemed to pick up an issue and was forced off the pitch in the 84th minute.
Camavinga was in the starting XI against Getafe. But the Frenchman appeared to suffer a leg injury while challenging for the ball.
That will of course worry Real Madrid fans. Camavinga has been a key player for Carlo Ancelotti’s side after the World Cup and is one of the first names on the scoresheet these days.
There seems to be some good news for Real Madrid regarding the situation of Camavinga though. The initial assessment appears to be that the situation is nothing serious and he should be fit to take on Manchester City in the second leg in midweek.
Real Madrid boss gives Camavinga injury update
As reported by The Athletic, Ancelotti said regarding the situation of Camavinga:
"“It’s just a blow and he will recover fast. Everyone should be ready to face Manchester City. Camavinga has a knock, but he should be fine.”"
The Italian further went on to add:
"“Yes, he had a small twist in his knee, but it’s a blow, nothing more. Tomorrow he will rest, like the rest of those who have played.”"
That update will be music to the ears of Real Madrid supporters. They will know the importance of Camavinga to this team.
The French youngster has been one of Real Madrid’s best players in recent times. He was immense in the first leg against Manchester City as well and put in a Man of the Match-worthy performance.
Thus, one can only hope that Camavinga is indeed fit enough to take on Manchester City in the second leg. The game is expected to be a very tight one already and Los Blancos will certainly need one of their best and most in-form players on the day. The first leg at Santiago Bernabeu ended 1-1 and that might give Pep Guardiola’s side a slight advantage, with them playing at home.