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Real Falls in Copa; Loses Benzema to Injury

  • La Marca, Thursday, December 13, 2012 2:20 AM

Real Madrid suffered its fifth defeat of the season in all competitions on Wednesday when it fell 2-1 away to Celta de Vigo in the Copa del Rey. Cristiano Ronaldo’s 88th minute strike gave Los Blancos hope of turning around the result in the second-leg of the Round of 16 tie.

However, Jose Mourinho’s men suffered yet another key injury during the game, as striker Karim Benzema was forced off the field in the first half due to an ankle injury. The loss of Benzema could be a massive problem for Mourinho, as Gonazalo Higuain, his other first-choice striker, is still out of action after suffering a muscle injury five weeks ago.  

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