Carlo Ancelotti gives injury update ahead of Rayo Vallecano clash

Real Madrid will be away to Rayo Vallecano away in tonight’s Monday clash.

It’s a must-win game for the Los Blancos to return to the top of the La Liga standings, with Barcelona currently two points ahead.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed his injury update ahead of the game.

“Karim Benzema will not play tomorrow. His sensations are not good. But I think Benzema will play against Cadiz. Rudiger will not,” the Real Madrid coach said.

Ancelotti also denied that Madrid are being precautious about Benzema due to the World Cup.

Carlo Ancelotti countered as he said: “No, we look at the facts and the facts say Benzema can’t play.

“We have managed to do well without Benzema but, of course, we will need Karim after the World Cup break.”