Bale and Benzema to play against Juventus, Modric out: Real Madrid boss Ancelotti

Ahram Online , Saturday 25 Apr 2015

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Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, right, gestures after he got injured as Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, looks at him during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Malaga at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, April 18, 2015 (Photo: AP)

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that injured duo Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema will be available for Juventus clash in the Champions League semifinal.

"Bale and Benzema will be fit on time for Juventus match, while Modric will be absent," Ancelotti said at a press conference on Saturday.

The Spanish giants are due to be hosted by the Italian club in the first leg of the semifinal on 5 May.

Bale and Benzema missed Wednesday’s quarterfinal second leg against Atletico Madrid due to different injuries.

Croatian Midfilder Luka Modric, who also missed Atletico's clash due to injury, won't be available for the Juventus tie according to his coach.

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