Eden Hazard was one of the absentees from the Real Madrid training ahead of their league clash at home to Athletic Bilbao. The Belgian international was one of the four players that missed the last training session before Real Madrid take on Athletic Bilbao at home in a rescheduled game in the Spanish La Liga. Eden Hazard has not played for Real Madrid since the 2-1 loss at home to Alaves in the league at the end of last month. The former Lille and Chelsea playmaker sustained a leg injury and he had to leave the game after just 28 minutes.It was then revealed that the player would be out of action for three weeks.

Apart from Eden Hazard, the attacking trio of Martin Odegaard, Mariano Diaz and Luka Jovic also missed the final training session on Monday and are all expected to miss the Bilbao clash. The absence of Serbian international Jovic and Mariano Diaz would have been felt by Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane who might have thought about resting star striker Karim Benzema for the Athletic Bilbao match on Tuesday night if Mariano Diaz or Luka Jovic was available for the game. Continue reading