Carlo Ancelotti reassures fans over key defender’s injury ahead of Madrid derby – “We have 48 hours to get him back”

Introduction to the article: Real Madrid faces concerns over Antonio Rudiger’s fitness ahead of Madrid derby

Concern over Rüdiger’s fitness

Real Madrid may have defeated Getafe 2-0 on Thursday evening to go top of La Liga once again, but it was far from a perfect evening for Los Blancos at the Coliseum. Aurelien Tchouameni picked up a yellow card after the match, meaning that he will miss this weekend’s Madrid derby, and to make matters worse, Antonio Rudiger was forced off at half time following a collision with Mason Greenwood.

Ancelotti confirms Rudiger’s injury is not serious

Rudiger has been a colossus for Real Madrid this season, and with Tchouameni out, it’s all the more essential that the German defender is available against Atletico Madrid. Fortunately, it looks like he will be fine, as Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed (via Diario AS) that it is only a strong blow that was suffered.

Penalty decision and Ancelotti’s reaction

Ancelotti also addressed the penalty decision that went against Real Madrid late on, for which he was booked for protesting after the full time whistle. Brahim Diaz appeared to be fouled inside the area, but neither the on-field referee or VAR deemed it to have been a foul.

Real Madrid’s defensive worries

Real Madrid will be desperate for Rudiger to be fit, as Nacho Fernandez would be their only recognised centre-back option if he were to be absent. It could be a nervy few days for those at the club in this regard.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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