Gago doubtful for Milan meeting

Fernando Gago is likely to be unavailable for Real Madrid CF's game with AC Milan on 21 October after tearing a thigh muscle against Olympique de Marseille and being ruled out for three weeks.

Fernando Gago picked up an injury against Marseille
Fernando Gago picked up an injury against Marseille ©Getty Images

Fernando Gago is likely to be unavailable for Real Madrid CF's UEFA Champions League encounter with AC Milan on 21 October after tearing a thigh muscle against Olympique de Marseille.

Three-week lay-off
Gago, who featured as a substitute in Madrid's 5-2 Matchday 1 victory against FC Zürich, played all 90 minutes of the 3-0 defeat of Marseille on Wednesday that moved his side three points clear in Group C. However, his club have since confirmed the extent of the Argentinian midfielder's injury, suggesting that he will be on the sidelines for three weeks.

Ronaldo injury
In other Madrid injury news, Cristiano Ronaldo limped out of Wednesday's game against Didier Deschamps' Ligue 1 side with a sprain to his right ankle. Madrid are yet to disclose how long they expect their summer acquisition to be absent, but the Portuguese winger is expected to sit out the weekend Liga meeting with Sevilla FC.

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