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Madrid In Dilema As Injury Hits Bale, Navas

Posted: May 7, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Real Madrid has been dealt a double blow in its bid for La Liga and Champions League glory after revealing that Gareth Bale and Keylor Navas have sustained injuries.

Bale has suffered a sprained knee joint, while Navas picked up an ankle injury against Manchester City on Wednesday that has been diagnosed as Achilles tendinitis.

The Spanish giants face Valencia and Deportivo in their final two Liga matches as they look to keep pace with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the top of the table.

Madrid is also vying for their second Champions League crown in three years and 11th in total when it faces fierce rivals, Atletico on May 28, 2016.

Madrid is yet to reveal how long it expects both Bale and Navas to be out of action, leaving manager, Zinedine Zidane, sweating on the results of further tests.

Bale has sparkled in recent weeks by scoring winning goal against Rayo Vallecano and Real Sociedad, before providing the cross which brought about the winner, which sent Los Blancos into the Champions League final at the expense of Manuel Pellegrini’s City on Wednesday.

Navas, on the flip side, has been one of Madrid’s best performers throughout the campaign, keeping 21 clean sheets in 43 appearances so far this season.