Real Madrid Lose key man to thigh injury

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Eden Hazard

Los Blancos fans will have to wait a while longer to see their new man in action.

Eden Hazard will have to wait to make his Real Madrid debut after suffering a thigh injury in training on the eve of the new La Liga season.

Hazard will miss the club’s opening league match away to Celta Vigo on Saturday.

The Belgian picked up the injury in training on Friday. He had tests after the session which revealed a muscular injury to the anterior part of his right thigh.

Hazard was Real’s most high-profile signing in a busy summer for the 13-time European champions, who spent almost £300m on new recruits.

He scored once in seven pre-season matches for Los Blancos.

Real Madrid will also be without winger Marco Asensio for the start of the new campaign due to a serious knee injury, while Dani Carvajal is suspended.