Real Madrid’s Kaka, Marcelo, Arbeloa out of Lyon clash

Reuters, Tuesday 1 Nov 2011

Real Madrid’s Kaka, Marcelo and Alvaro Arbeloa have been ruled out of Wednesday’s Champions League game at Olympique Lyon, the nine-times European champions said on their website ( on Tuesday


The trio were not included in the Spanish club’s 20-man squad for the Group D clash due to minor muscle injuries.

Brazil playmaker Kaka has a bruised calf, his compatriot Marcelo is suffering from a thigh problem and Arbeloa has a bruised thigh.

Real, who crushed Lyon 4-0 at home two weeks ago, will qualify for the first knockout round if they win at Gerland stadium.


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