Real Madrid left back Marcelo
File photo of Marcelo

Real Madrid have added to their injury woes with left back Marcelo set to miss their Champions League opener against PSG on Wednesday. The club confirmed on Tuesday that Marcelo won’t be available to play against the French Giants.

Real Madrid released the medical report of their left back which read:

“After the tests carried out today on our player Marcelo by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a post-traumatic cervicodorsal injury. His recovery will continue to be assessed.”

Another concern for the Los Blancos would be that, club captain Sergio Ramos, who doesn’t usually leave the pitch until the completion of a match, was substituted early during the match against  Levante.

“Sergio had to come off because of some pain in his soleus,” Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said after the match.

Sergio Ramos
File photo of Sergio Ramos

It is a huge concern for Madrid considering the fact that they are already short of options in the mid-field, with Isco and Luka Modric injured.

Football Espana are now reporting that the calf injury might rule Ramos out of the PSG clash.

If that were to be the case, Madrid will have Eder Militao or Nacho Fernandez filling his shoes beside Raphael Varane.

As for Marcelo who is confirmed to miss the PSG clash, new signing Ferland Mendy seems to be a straight-forward switch at left back, unless Zidane opts for a drastic change in shape.

In their attack, marquee signing Eden Hazard is expected to make his Champions League debut for Real Madrid.

All the speculaions on the team selection will be clared on Wednesday, when Real Madrid take on PSG for their first match of the UEFA Champions League 2019/20. The clubs are drafted with Club Brugge and Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League Draw.

Although both the clubs are expected to make it to the round of 16 quite comfortably, the encounter will be significant in terms of finishing the group on top.