Jude Bellingham will miss out as Real Madrid begin their Champions League knockout journey against RB Leipzig this evening.
The England superstar is the club’s top goalscorer in Europe with four goals, just one behind former teammate Erling Haaland.
Bellingham has either scored or assisted in all five of his UEFA Champions League appearances for Real Madrid so far.
However, the midfielder won’t play any part in the first leg of this knockout European game.
Is Bellingham fit for Real Madrid’s game tonight?
Los Blancos have confirmed the England international has been diagnosed with a high-grade sprain in his left ankle meaning he’s likely to be out of action for a number of weeks.
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On his options without Bellingham, Ancelotti said: “We never think about those [players] who aren’t here.
“It’s more fair to think about those who are here. Without Bellingham, we’ve won four games out of four [this season]. Those who’ve replaced him have done well, whether it’s Brahim [Diaz] or Joselu.”