Real Madrid’s next match against Villareal, scheduled for Saturday from 6 p.m., promises to be decisive in the race for the La Liga title. Zinedine Zidane, the Madrid coach, has just received bad news before this decisive meeting.
Zidane deprived of a key player against Vilarréal
One day from the end of the championship, the fight between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid for the title of champion of Spain is still underway. The Colchoneros led by Osasuna (1-0) were able to turn the tide to win (2-1) in the last minutes of regulation time. With this victory in extremis, Atlético Madrid retains its position as leader of the championship, with two points ahead of Real Madrid.
If Diego Simeone’s men still keep a hand in this race, Real Madrid have not yet abdicated. On the contrary, the Merengues hope to win on the last day against Villaréal while hoping for a misstep from the Colchoneros. But for this last day, Zinedine Zidane will be deprived of one of his key players. The Madrid manager will have to do without Toni Kroos.
Toni Kross tested positive for coronavirus
Indeed, the German midfielder tested positive for Covid-19 after a test carried out on Monday. Judged to be in contact, he was placed in quarantine. This Madrid playing master will therefore miss the game against Villarreal on the last day of La Liga. His absence is a blow to Real Madrid, not spared at the end of the season.
let’s remember that Toni Kroos was already absent for the trip to Bilbao (1-0 victory) last Sunday. Lucas Vazquez, Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy or Raphaël Varane were also absent. Zidane will therefore have to deal with a decimated workforce against the yellow submarine. One day from the end of the season, Real Madrid can still believe in the La Liga title, provided they beat Villaréal, while hoping for a defeat of their neighbor Madrid.