Real Madrid Dealt With Huge Blow As Influential Defender Suffers Injury on International Duty

Real Madrid Dealt With Huge Blow As Influential Defender Suffers Injury on International Duty

  • The 'FIFA virus' has also paid Real Madrid a visit during the UEFA Nations League on Thursday night
  • The Los Blancos influential defender David Alaba suffered an injury while he was playing for Austria against France
  • David Alaba was subbed off in the second half and he is expected to undergo tests to determine the extent of his injury

LaLiga champions Real Madrid have been hit with a major blow as Davi Alaba picked up what looked to be an injury on Thursday night.

The 30-year-old sustained the injury while in action in the UEFA Nations League for Austria against France in Paris.

David Alaba, Austria, France, Real Madrid
Davi Alaba picked up what looked to be an injury while playing for Austria against France on Thursday night. Photo by Aurelien Meunier
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The versatile defender was hooked off in the 70th minute of the match for Stefan Posch with France leading 2-0.

According to Football Espana, Alaba will undergo tests to determine the extent of his injury.

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Alaba's club teammates Aurelien Tchouameni and Ferland Mendy both played the full game for France and avoided injuries.

Barcelona Suffer Injury Blow As Three Players Limp Off on International Duty

Meanwhile, Spanish powerhouse Barcelona have been dealt with an injury blow in the international break, as three of their key players suffered various form of injuries.

Jules Kounde, Memphis Depay, and Frenkie de Jong were all withdrawn while playing for their respective countries on Thursday evening.

Kounde started the game for France against Austria in Paris but quickly felt pain in his thigh, and he was brought off just before the break as a precaution.

However, the bad news for the Blaugrana did not end there as Dutch duo Depay and De Jong both picked up knocks playing for the Netherlands against Poland on the same day.

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David Alaba Reveals What Carlo Ancelotti Told Him Before Netting Real Madrid’s Winning Goal Against Almeria

Sports Brief earlier reported that Carlo Ancelotti predicted David Alaba would score a free-kick winner in Real Madrid’s opening La Liga game against Almeria on Sunday, August 14.

David Alaba had scored a 74th-minute set piece to hand Real Madrid the lead against the newly promoted team just moments after coming on as a substitute for Los Blancos.

According to ESPN, the 30-year-old Austrian defender has now revealed Carlo Ancelotti told him he was going to score just moments before coming on from the bench.

Source: SportsBrief.com

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