Real Madrid star David Alaba could risk missing out his side’s clash against Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, at the Etihad, on April 26th.

The centre-back opened the scoring in his side’s 3-1 win over Granada on Wednesday and was taken off the pitch after the first half. Daniel Carvajal replaced him after the break.

Sport state the Austria international ‘threw himself on the ground and put his hand on his right leg, as if he had some muscular problem’. He did not come back as Carlo Ancelotti didn’t want to take any risks for the clash against Manchester City.

Meanwhile, COPE journalist Miguel Ángel Díaz told El Partidazo de COPE the first scan has shown ‘some discomfort in the adductor of the right leg’ of the 29-year-old.

He further reported the former Bayern Munich star will ‘have to undergo an MRI’ to find out the full extent of the damage. Time on the sidelines would mean Alaba will miss the clash against the Citizens.

Over at AS, they explain the player could miss Real Madrid’s trip to England to face the Premier League winners. They go on to back up Miguel Ángel Díaz’s claims that Alaba will undergo more tests today.

Ancelotti and Real Madrid have injury concerns for the crucial clash against Pep Guardiola’s side. Casemiro missed the win over Granada due to a muscular problem and is doubtful to face Manchester City.

Online, AS further add that Dani Ceballos, who made his first start of the season yesterday, was forced off the pitch.

Mariano and Luka Jović are currently struggling with groin problems but could be fit in time for the tie against the English champions.

Real Madrid’s two left-backs, Ferland Mendy and Marcelo, are also on the sidelines.

AS state the ‘biggest questions accompany’ the duo, although they have ‘already worked with the ball’ this week.

Gareth Bale was left out of the squad to face Granada due to discomfort in his left leg, while Jesús Vallejo is still to return after testing positive for Covid.

Ancelotti and Real Madrid will be hoping the situation of these players will improve ahead of facing Manchester City next week.