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Madrid’s Injury List Continues To Swell

Posted by hiphopmama on December 2, 2008

Getafe 3-1 Real Madrid

  • 1-0 Juan Albin, 3′
  • 2-0 Juan Albin, 47′
  • 2-1 Javier Saviola, 55′
  • 3-1 Ikechukwu Uche, 82′

And that wasn’t even the worst news coming out of the match. It’s pretty pointless to try to analyze this game, as Bernd Schuster glumly summed it up:

“Getafe were much better. They played a spectacular game and the scoreline flatters us… We have a lot of players injured but we could do nothing. From the first moment I saw it would be difficult for us…and I never had the sensation we would win.”

Grr. That’s all I have to say about that.

To make matters worse, the cadre of injured players saw its membership grow by three, with Sneijder, Torres, and Pepe all leaving the match with a knock: Sneijder with a femoral biceps injury (out 2 weeks), Torres with a hamstring injury (3 weeks), and Pepe with a left quad injury (3-4 weeks). It is almost inconceivable how many first choice players Real is currently without. Cannavaro, Heinze (sadly first choice), Diarra, De La Red, Robben, Higuain, Van Nistelrooy, and now these three. They haven’t looked their best at any point this season, even when the injury situation was (slightly) less dire, but it sure ain’t helping. 

Of course, there is plenty of speculation as to Real’s ambitions in the January transfer window, with the Tevez option still open and a deal for Huntelaar looking increasingly likely. I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.


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