Star striker Alvaro Morata out with hamstring injury, Real Madrid faces setback before local derby against Atletico

November 18, 2016, 4:50 pm


Star striker Alvaro Morata out with  hamstring injury, Real Madrid faces setback before local derby against  Atletico
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Star striker Alvaro Morata out with  hamstring injury, Real Madrid faces setback before local derby against  Atletico

Star striker Alvaro Morata out with hamstring injury, Real Madrid faces setback before local derby against Atletico

With the star striker Alvaro Morata suffered from a hamstring problem, Real Madrid faces a setback while the "El Clasico" against FC Barcelona just around the corner. The team suffered the important injury setback before local derby against local rivals Atletico.

According to a report by Xinhua, the club has confirmed that Morata suffered a torn hamstring while playing against England on Tuesday night and that he could be out of action for up to a month.

The official Real Madrid said the striker has a "grade 2" muscle tear, that means he will miss Saturday's trip to the Vicente Calderon Stadium to face Atletico as well as the vital Champions League trip to Sporting Lisbon the following week.
Morata who returned to Madrid this summer from Juventus has scored eight goals in 800 minutes of football.

Most Madrid fans would prefer to see him in the starting line-up ahead of striker Karim Benzema, a poll in Spanish sports publication Diario AS showed.

Recently another Madrid player Tony Kroos has also suffered from an injury with a broken bone in his foot. Meanwhile, Pepe, Benzema and casemiro are doubtful for the Atletico match.