Recently, David Alaba played 180 minutes for Austria in 2 matches against the Faroe Islands and Denmark in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Europe. However, after returning to Real Madrid, the 29-year-old defender was found to have a knee injury.
Alaba got injured after returning from Austria
Currently, he is being carefully examined by doctors. According to the initial diagnosis, he will miss the match against Shakhtar Donetsk in the C1 Cup at 2:00 on October 20, Vietnam time. In addition, he is also at risk of missing the El Clasico match against Barcelona at 21:15 on October 24.
With Alaba’s injury, Real Madrid is facing a storm of “FIFA virus” sweeping the defense. Earlier, Real Madrid Club also confirmed that midfielder Eder Militao had returned from Brazil with a muscle injury in his left leg that was worse than expected, and could be out of action until the end of October. This is a huge loss for the team. White vulture because this central defender is the mainstay of the defense under coach Ancelotti.
Recently, due to the defense constantly having problems to concede 12 goals, coach Ancelotti had to switch midfielder David Alaba to left-back in place of Ferland Mendy, who was also injured. However, until now, Alaba continues to report bad news to Real Madid, causing coach Ancelotti to have a headache to find an alternative solution.
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Not to mention Dani Carvajal is still sidelined due to not recovering from injury, which leaves Los Blancos without the usual three starting players in defense. If Alaba and Militao are absent, Ancelotti could join Nacho Fernandez and Jesus Vallejo at centre-back, with Lucas Vazquez at right-back and Marcelo or Ferland Mendy at left-back.
However, the problem is that neither Marcelo nor Ferland Mendy have had many opportunities to play in recent times. Marcelo has only played for two minutes this season while Mendy has been out of action since March.