Real Madrid says Benzema has hamstring injury

AP , Thursday 28 Apr 2016

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema in action with Manchester City's Bacary Sagna during the Champions League semifinal soccer match between Manchester City and Real Madrid, at the City of Manchester stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (Reuters)

Real Madrid says Karim Benzema has a hamstring injury in his right leg and is doubtful for Wednesday's Champions League game against Manchester City.

Benzema was substituted at halftime of the first leg in Manchester on Tuesday and the team said the French striker has been diagnosed with the muscle injury after tests carried out on Thursday.

The club says Benzema's recovery ''will continue to be assessed,'' but he is likely to miss Saturday's game at Real Sociedad in the Spanish league.

Real Madrid is one point behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid with three matches to go.

The club did not release any information about the condition of forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who reportedly has a hamstring problem in his right leg.

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