Bellingham will play at Valencia after recovering from ankle sprain: Madrid coach

AP , Friday 1 Mar 2024

Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham will be ready to play at Valencia after recovering from an ankle injury that has sidelined him for three games, coach Carlo Ancelotti said Friday.

Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during a Spanish La Liga football match between Real Madrid and Girona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. Photo: AP


“(Bellingham) has not trained much with his teammates, but everything he has done individually he has done well,” Ancelotti said. “He is ready to go and will play tomorrow.”

Madrid visits Valencia on Saturday seeking to protect its six-point lead over Girona in the Spanish league.

Bellingham leads the league with 16 goals after the 20-year-old England midfielder joined Madrid from Borussia Dortmund last summer.

He has been sidelined since spraining his left ankle after scoring two goals in Madrid’s 4-0 win over Girona on Feb. 10.

Without Bellingham, Madrid eeked out a pair of 1-0 wins over Leipzig and Sevilla and was held to a 1-1 draw by Rayo Vallecano.

Madrid hosts Leipzig in the return leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie next week.

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