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Drenthe ruled out of Lyon decider

Published: Saturday 20 February 2010, 16.30CET
Already shorn of Marcelo through suspension, Real Madrid CF will also be without potential replacement Royston Drenthe against Olympique Lyonnais after he picked up a thigh problem.
Drenthe ruled out of Lyon decider
Madrid's Royston Drenthe is out for three weeks with a thigh tear ©Getty Images

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Published: Saturday 20 February 2010, 16.30CET

Drenthe ruled out of Lyon decider

Already shorn of Marcelo through suspension, Real Madrid CF will also be without potential replacement Royston Drenthe against Olympique Lyonnais after he picked up a thigh problem.

Real Madrid CF will be without Royston Drenthe for their UEFA Champions League first knockout round decider against Olympique Lyonnais after the 22-year-old suffered a left thigh tear in training.

Drenthe is expected to be sidelined for three weeks and the news will come as a blow to Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini who could have used the versatile Dutchman in place of suspended Brazilian full-back Marcelo against the Ligue 1 side. Los Merengues will be hoping to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Lyon at Santiago Bernabéu on 10 March and avoid elimination from the competition in the last 16 for the sixth successive season.

Last updated: 20/02/10 19.31CET

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