Alaba, Hazard Return To Real Madrid With Injuries

Source: Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice.Sports

Real Madrid defender David Alaba has returned injured after being away on international duty with Austria, according to Tribal Football.

With Eder Militao also in the same situation after suffering a setback against Brazil, it leaves Carlo Ancelotti's defensive plans in chaos ahead of his side's Champions League trip to Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, says Marca.

With Dani Carvajal also still sidelined, it leaves Los Blancos without three of their customary starters at the back.

If Alaba and Militao do miss out, then Ancelotti could line up with Nacho Fernandez and Jesus Vallejo at centre-back, with Lucas Vazquez at right-back and either Marcelo or Ferland Mendy at left-back.

Eden Hazard is another Real Madrid player that seemed to pick up a knock over the international break, being forced off in Belgium's Nations League semi-final against France, but it is thought that it is just muscle overload.