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Babalola Seyi

 

 David Alaba is doubtful for the Champions League clash against Manchester City after sustaining a hamstring injury against Osasuna in a LaLiga tie on Wednesday night.

This will be a major injury scare ahead of their match against the champions of England next week Tuesday.

Alaba picked up the injury in the latter stages of the 3-1 victory against Osasuna at El Sadar.

Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, while speaking on Alaba injury after the game said his team are “optimistic” over the situation, claiming that he substituted the former Bayern Munich star during the encounter against Osasuna as “a precaution”.

“We are optimistic with Alaba,” Ancelotti told reporters at his post-match press conference.

“He had a strain, so we took him off as a precaution.”

Alaba has made 44 appearances in all competitions for Real Madrid so far this season, scoring three goals and registering four assists.

 

 

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