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Carlo Ancelotti offers Thibaut Courtois injury update after Osasuna absence

Published on: 03 October 2022

Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he is not concerned by the injury which ruled goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois out of Real Madrid's 1-1 draw with Osasuna on Sunday.

The Belgian stopper was ruled out of the game before kick-off and was replaced by Andriy Lunin, who failed to keep a clean sheet as Real dropped their first points of the new La Liga season - ending their ten-game winning run as a result.

After the game, Ancelotti confirmed Courtois was heading for a scan to determine the severity of the issue.

"He's got some tests on Monday, so we'll see if we can get him back," Ancelotti said. "It's a muscular issue, I think it's with his sciatic nerve.

"It's not such a serious thing. We'll find out on Monday if he can play on Wednesday."

As well as a disappointing result, the draw also continued Real's wait for a clean sheet in La Liga. They have not secured a shut-out this year, but Ancelotti insisted he was not worried by the numbers.

"I think we've been pretty solid at the back," he said. "This goal [from Osasuna] came from a cross from midfield and a shot.

"We've had balance, we haven't allowed any setbacks, but we have to be solid to stop conceding goals."

This article was originally published on 90min as Carlo Ancelotti offers Thibaut Courtois injury update after Osasuna absence.


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