Bale, Benzema join Real Madrid's list of injured players

Bale, Benzema join Real Madrid's list of injured players”

Toni Kroos played his 200 official game in a Madrid shirt on Saturday, and is now only behind fellow compatriot Stielike (308) in the most appearances for Real Madrid by a German player.

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui confirmed Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema suffered injuries in the LaLiga giants' shock 1-0 loss to Deportivo Alaves.

Lopetegui took early action to boost his side's firepower, bringing on centre forward Mariano Diaz for Benzema at the start of the second half and later threw on Spain forward Asensio and Brazilian teenager Vinicius Jr.

Veteran midfielder Manu Garcia headed home after the ball hit the crossbar following a corner in the fifth minute of added time to send the raucous home crowd into ecstasy as Alaves climbed to third in the standings.

While many players will be away from Valdebebas with their national teams, the coaching staff and those left behind can work on various concepts and try to get even more familiar with their new style of play.

Despite their ragged form, Real are joint top of the La Liga table with Barcelona and Alaves, although Barca will march three points clear at the top if they win at Valencia on Sunday. Today we had two players who were injured.

"We had to make changes because we had injuries, to Karim and Gareth. We have the global break now, so we can get back to what we're doing".

Similarly to the first half, the European champions were finding it tough to carve out clear-cut chances, while they looked out of ideas without Isco and Marco Asensio, who surprisingly benched.

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