Training [+] | August 20, 2013
In the first training of the week, Benzema, Modrić, and Illarra spent some of theirs out on the pitch. Pepe and Jesús stayed indoors. Khedira, who was taken off as a precaution against Betís, was treated indoors. Varane continued his recovery. Training resumes Wednesday at 11.
Club legend Raúl will join Emilio Butragueño in a press conference at 6:30 Wednesday evening. They’ll be promoting the XXXV Santiago Bernabéu Trophy, which takes place at 10:30 PM Thursday. Raúl will split the match wearing shirts for both Real Madrid and Al-Sadd.
Injury update: A serious knee injury to Sami Khedira has been ruled out by club doctors. It was decided that an MRI was unnecessary. Club sources, according to the EFE, believe he will not feature in the Trofeo Bernabéu.