Real Madrid have been left counting the cost of their 3-1 win against Malaga on Saturday as they will be without Gareth Bale and Luka Modric for the Champions League second leg quarter-final tie against local rivals Atletico in midweek, according to reports in Spain.
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Bale only lasted four minutes of the game at the Bernabeu and Spanish radio station Cadena Cope say that the winger will undergo tests on Monday and expect him to miss up to four weeks of action with a suspected calf problem.
While his teammate Modric has been ruled out for six weeks after he was replaced on the hour mark in the La Liga game. This is the Croatian’s second major setback of the season after missing four months of the campaign with a thigh problem.
The double injury blow will be a concern for Real who are yet to beat their neighbours in seven attempts this season and the the return leg hangs in the balance following a goalless draw at the Vicente Calderon last week.