Real dealt blow for El Clasico
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Roberto Carlos and Fabio Cannavaro have been ruled out of Saturday's El Clasico.
Real Madrid defenders Roberto Carlos and Fabio Cannavaro have been ruled out of Saturday's El Clasico clash against Barcelona.
Carlos could be sidelined for as much as a month after suffering a slight muscle tear in his right leg during Real's UEFA Champions League defeat to Munich on Wednesday.
News of the Brazilian's absence will come as a major blow to under-fire coach Fabio Capello who is also without the experienced head of Fabio Cannavaro.
Italy's World Cup winning captain missed the match in Munich after picking up an injury in training this week.
Medical tests revealed on Thursday that the player is unlikely to return for another two weeks.