Real Madrid and Athletic Madrid are scheduled to face off on November 19 in what is expected to be one of the most exciting and thrilling matches so far in this season.
When both of those clubs compete against each other, it’s always extremely contested and disputed.
Throughout the entire history of this rivalry, Real Madrid has had the edge with 85 victories out of the 158 matches that they have played against each other while Athletic Madrid has only been able to win 39 times.
Even though Real Madrid has historically enjoyed having the upper hand, they have a fairly big problem with Toni Kroos sustaining an injury that will be leaving him out of the playing grounds for an undetermined period of time but it’s expected to be a long time after breaking one his bones in his right foot.
One of the other key midfielders of Real Madrid is Luka Modric and the Croatian has only just recently been able to get back on the pitch as he was recently struggling with a muscular injury that he picked up.
Real Madrid recently released an update concerning some of their players that have been suffering with physical problems as the Spanish club stated:
“Real Madrid players completed their second session of the week four days ahead of Saturday’s game at the Vicente Calderon. Karim Benzema, Casemiro and Pepe trained separately from their teammates, whilst Gareth Bale and Mateo Kovacic trained indoors. Sergio Ramos and Modric once again trained with the group.”
Zinedine Zidane also stated that he was worried about his squad but that he will do whatever he can with whichever players are ready at his disposal for their upcoming match against Athletic Madrid.
Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are a few of the other players that were in doubt as to whether or not they would be able to play against their rivals, it has recently been confirmed that both of them should be in good shape for the match unless another unfortunate emerges in the next few days.