11/30/2022
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Antonio Rudiger FIT for El Clasico after 20 stitches - will PLAY against Barcelona - FOLLOW LIVE, El Clasico LIVE, La Liga LIVE

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: El Classico LIVE – Real Madrid defender Antonio Rudiger has been cleared to play the El Clasico after undergoing 20 stitches on his forehead. Rudiger’s availability will certainly be a big boost to Real’s chances as the German plays a pivotal role in the heart of the Madrid defensive line. Rudiger needed 20 stitches in his forehead after colliding with Shakhtar Donetsk keeper Anatoliy Trubin. Follow Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona LIVE on InsideSport.IN.

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Real will host FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 16 in the first El Clasico of the season. Rudiger is fit for the match and is likely to be in the starting eleven as well. As per reports, the big German will be wearing a face protective mask to avoid further aggravation of his injury.

The 29-year-old is no stranger to head injuries and therefore, has to be extra cautious. In 2021, while playing for Chelsea, he wore a protective mask in the Champions League semifinal second leg against Real Madrid after sustaining a blow to the face during the first leg, a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Antonio Rudiger FIT for El Clasico after 20 stitches – will PLAY against Barcelona – FOLLOW LIVE

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Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti is delighted and relieved that Rudiger will be available for the all-important El Clasico. “Rudiger is a warrior. If you look at him, he is so excited and looking forward to Sunday’s game”, Ancelotti told reporters.

He further added, “He is recovered and that’s great for us. But he needs more practice to get back to peak form. We won’t rush him back until he is ready.”

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There is no question about Rudiger’s commitment and the German international didn’t forget to joke even after his horrific injury. During his return flight to Madrid, Rudiger took to Instagram to share a picture of himself sporting a bandage covering his forehead and one eye, with the caption: “We alive”.

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In another instance, Rudiger joked, “It’s only a cut. I’m ugly anyway”, when his concerned team-mate David Alaba enquired about his health.

There is no shade of doubt that Rudiger is a warrior and Real fans will be delighted that their man will be back on the pitch against the arch-rivals.

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