Real Madrid team news ahead of Real Sociedad clash

Real Madrid take on Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday night and have some injury concerns ahead of the league clash against Imanol Alguacil’s in-form side.

Left-back Ferland Mendy will miss this weekend’s game through injury, and fellow defender David Alaba is also out.

Alaba picked up a calf injury in Madrid’s defeat to Villarreal, and the Austria international suffered a similar injury on Thursday, in his team’s training session ahead of the Copa del Rey fixture against Atlético Madrid. The versatile defender will miss the match against La Real on Sunday, according to The Athletic’s Guillermo Rai.

Mendy was taken off in the win over Atlético with a hamstring problem and the Frenchman will undergo tests on Saturday to find out the extent of the injury and could be facing up to a month on the sidelines, according to AS.

Madrid could also be without right-back Dani Carvajal on Sunday as he continues to recover from a hamstring issue, however, he has returned to training. Right-sided utility player Lucas Vázquez is out until February with an ankle problem.

French midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni looks like he could return to action soon after a spell on the sidelines with a calf injury, but will not feature at the Bernabéu this weekend. Eden Hazard, who was sidelined with an ankle sprain, is back training with the first-team squad.

Kieran Quaile | GSFN

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