Ancelotti is optimistic hopes Benzema is not seriously injured

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Ancelotti, Karim Benzema walked off the pitch in Real Madrid‘s 3-0 win over Celtic half an hour after injury.

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti is optimistic about Karim Benzema’s injury. But the 34-year-old forward’s physical tests are still pending, according to Mundo Deportivo on Wednesday. 

Benzema was taken off the pitch 30 minutes into their 3-0 Champions League group stage win over Celtic on Tuesday, with Eden Hazard coming on as a substitute before playmaker ufabet. The Belgian will assist in a second goal and finish off the Whites’ victory. 

‘It doesn’t look like there’s anything to worry about. But we have to wait until tomorrow. The initial assessment seemed nothing serious. We don’t know if it’s a knee problem or a muscle problem,’ Ancelotti said.

Benzema has been Real Madrid’s sole striker after Luka Jovic’s departure last summer, but Ancelotti has also left Mariano Diaz. Play that position or the Italian coach can also send Hazard to play in the falls-nine position like the last game. 

Celtic had already struck the post through Callum McGregor at that point and continued to trouble their opponents on their return to the group stage after four seasons away.

But as they so often did last season, Madrid found a way thanks to quickfire goals from Vinicius Junior and Luka Modric, which Eden Hazard added to with a brilliant third.