Real Madrid will be without several key players for their upcoming trip to Morocco. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, forward Karim Benzema, and defenders Eder Militao, Lucas Vazquez, and Ferland Mendy will not be making the journey.
The first three players may be available for a potential final on Saturday if Real advances. Courtois is dealing with a groin injury, while Benzema and Militao have leg injuries.
Vazquez and Mendy have been out with long-term injuries. Courtois, Benzema, and Militao will remain in Madrid for treatment and may join their teammates later in the week if their treatment is successful.
Despite the injuries and a packed schedule, coach Carlo Ancelotti remains optimistic and has stated that the team will not give up on any tournaments.
However, he has also called for better fixture scheduling in the future for the sake of player welfare.
The winner of the Real Madrid vs Al Ahly match will face either Flamengo or Al Hilal in the final. Despite recent struggles, Real Madrid is determined to fight for all titles and is hoping to have as many of their key players available as possible.