Source: Sergio Ramos approved for El Clasico
Sergio Ramos will be available for Real Madrid El clasico A clash with Barcelona took place this weekend, sources told ESPN, while midfielder Martin Odegaard would miss the game through injury.
Ramos was substituted at half-time in a 1-0 La Liga loss to Madrid’s surprisingly newly-promoted Cadiz on Saturday.
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The center-back suffered an injury to his left knee and stood with the knee wrapped in ice sacks in the other half.
The tests on Sunday showed no serious damage to the Madrid and Spain captains, sources told ESPN, and both the player and the club’s medical team were happy with his progress on Monday morning.
Ramos will be fit for Saturday’s game with Barca at Camp Nou, but there is a doubt of Madrid’s opening Champions League Group B match against Shekhar Donetsk on Wednesday at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.
Odegaard, meanwhile, will miss a minimum of two to three weeks with Norway having a raised calf muscle problem on international duty.
The 21-year-old game maker competed in three games during the international break, starting with his country’s defeat in Serbia at Euro 2020 as well as victories over the UEFA Nations League Romania and Northern Ireland.
Real Madrid confirmed Odegaard’s calf injury on Friday, and sources have told ESPN that he will now be absent for a busy period of fixtures including league matches against Barcelona, Huesca and Valencia, and Borussia Monaldablac and Inter Milan Includes Champions League games as well.
Madrid’s defeat on Saturday to Cadiz placed them third after taking 10 points from five matches at the La Liga table, three points ahead of rival Barcelona, who were also defeated by Getafe.