Real Madrid defender David Alaba in injury scare against Osasuna

Real Madrid defender David Alaba in injury scare against Osasuna as he’s taken off with hamstring strain just six days before Champions League semi-final against Man City – but Carlo Ancelotti insists it was just a ‘precaution’

  • David Alaba opened the scoring in Real Madrid’s victory on Wednesday night 
  • But the Austrian was substituted at half-time and was clutching his hamstring
  • REPORT: Real Madrid four points away from LaLiga title after win at Osasuna 

David Alaba was taken off with a suspected hamstring strain in an injury concern for Real Madrid just six days before their Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City. 

The Austrian scored the opening goal in Madrid’s 3-1 win at Osasuna on Wednesday night, a result which left Carlo Ancelotti’s side needing just four more points to clinch the LaLiga title. 

Yet after Marco Asensio’s scored Madrid’s second on the stroke of half-time, the Austrian centre back went down clutching his left hamstring. 

David Alaba was taken off with a suspected hamstring strain in an injury worry for Real Madrid

The Austrian scored the opening goal in Madrid’s 3-1 win at Osasuna on Wednesday night 

He continued until half-time, but did not reappear for the second-half with Dani Carvajal replacing him in the back-line. 

Alaba has been a key part of the Madrid defence this season and any absence would be a significant blow as the season reaches its finale. 

But his manager played down the substitution, saying: ‘We are optimistic with Alaba. He had a strain, we took him off as a precaution.’

Manager Carlo Ancelotti played down Alaba’s injury, saying taking him off was a ‘precaution’

Madrid travel to Manchester for the first-leg on Tuesday and can now focus all their attention on matters in Europe with no game until their clash at the Etihad Stadium. 

However City, who beat Brighton 3-0 on Wednesday, host Watford on Saturday afternoon.  

Alaba, a two-time Champions League winner with Bayern Munich, has shone in his first season at the Bernabeu, having moved on a free transfer last summer.  




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