Real trio out of Lyon trip
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will be without the services of Kaka, Alvaro Arbeloa and Marcelo for his side's clash with Lyon.
By Subhankar Mondal
Last Updated: 01/11/11 7:56pm
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will be without the services of Kaka, Alvaro Arbeloa and Marcelo for his side's UEFA Champions League Group D clash with Lyon on Wednesday.
The trio are struggling with muscle problems and have been left out of the 20-man squad for Los Blancos' trip to France on Matchday Four.
Playmaker Kaka and full-back Arbeloa both missed training on Monday, with the former struggling with a muscle injury in his right leg and the latter enduring a problem with his left thigh.
Left-back Marcelo also has a minor knock, as he is nursing a muscle problem in his left thigh.
Portuguese centre-back Ricardo Carvalho is another to have been left behind in Madrid because of a back problem that has kept him on the sidelines for a month.
Madrid, who defeated Lyon 4-0 at home a fortnight ago on Matchday Three, are currently top of Group D with nine points from three matches and will qualify for the last 16 with a win at Stade de Gerland.