The right-back position is turning into a cursed one for Real Madrid this season as both Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Odriozola are sidelined while Nacho Fernandez picked up an injury during the game against Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
Real Madrid’s academy product limped off the pitch in the 43rd minute of the first half, with Lucas Vazquez coming off the bench to cover for him for the second part of the game.
With all their three options at right-back sidelined due to injuries, Vazquez may also start in his team’s Champions League game against Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday.
Nacho could have defended better against Jordi Alba’s run in Barcelona’s goal, but in general produced a decent performance until departing the pitch. He participated in the build-up for Real Madrid’s first goal in the game, passing Karim Benzema the ball before the Frenchman teed up Fede Valverde who opened the scoring.
Nacho is expected to go through a medical examination on Sunday, but he is unlikely to be at Zinedine Zidane’s disposal for the upcoming game against Borussia Monchengladbach.