An update on the prognosis of Kepa’s injury has been provided following Real Madrid’s comfortable 3-0 Champions League win against Braga. Los Blancos have lost their first-choice goalkeeper for the next few weeks due to a leg injury.
According to Relevo, the small tear will keep the Spaniard out for two to three weeks, although the scheduled MRI scan will give a more accurate timeframe. Kepa left the warm-up minutes before the start of the match against Braga due to discomfort.
Lunin replaced the keeper having just 15 minutes to warm up, but went on to have an excellent game. The backup keeper made a brilliant penalty save and is expected to start in the upcoming games against Valencia and Cádiz.
Depending on Kepa’s recovery, Lunin may also start the matches against Napoli and Granada, however, it is likely he will drop to the bench once the first-choice keeper returns.
Elsewhere, Jude Bellingham remains a doubt for the match against Valencia, while Aurélien Tchouaméni and Dani Ceballos are not in contention to be involved as they continue their off-field recovery.
Rajan Sangha | GSFN