Muscle injury Mariano it’s a new setback for Zidane ahead of the derby this coming Sunday at the Metropolitano against Atlético de Madrid (4.15pm). The loss of Mariano, plus the doubt of Benzema assumes that right now, Zidane does not have forwards from the first team to play against Atleti.
Real Madrid’s hope for the derby is to get Benzema back, but the big question is whether he will be there to play at the start or the whole game. At the club they are optimistic with the presence of the Frenchman, but before Mariano’s injury, the plans were for him to enter the second half, as they did. Rodrygo and Valverde before the Royal Society. Both came out of an injury and Zidane did not risk with them, as he will not do it now with Benzema.
Zidane’s options for the forward is to repeat the Champions League formula and put Isco in that position. Now, the coach has more options and can position as a center forward to Rodrygor.
The other possibility is that you give the alternative to Hugo Duro, the Castilla striker who has already played for the first team. A bet that does not seem to be the one chosen by Zidane to play the League against Atlético at the Metropòlitano.