Injured Ramos & Isco to miss Real Madrid's match at Valencia
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 27, 2018 08:41 AM
FILE - Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos kicks a ball during a training session at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales Friday June 2, 2017. Real Madrid will play Juventus in the final of the Champions League soccer match in Cardiff on Saturday. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid will be without central defender Sergio Ramos and midfielder Isco for Saturday's Spanish league match at Valencia because of injury.
Madrid said on Friday that Ramos has pulled a muscle in his left leg, while Isco has a pinched nerve in his left thigh.
Madrid is in a fight to ensure a top-four finish. It trails third-place Valencia by five points — albeit with a game in hand — and has Villarreal one point behind in fifth.
Madrid visits Valencia's Mestalla Stadium three days after a shock loss to Leganes sent it tumbling out of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals.