Despite Real Madrid’s fantastic game against Real Mallorca where they were comfortable 2-0 winners with goals from Higuain and Granero. There proved to be two fatalities which soured things a little.

Van der Vaart who has been playing exceptionally well for the past few weeks and filled in for injured Kaka beautifully. Intricate passing and also notching up a few goals against Zaragoza. However, 21 minutes into the game last night, the Dutchman was required to be stretchered off the pitch withering in pain. Its definitely not good news as he was getting much deserved games under his belt and also with Champions League games next month it would have been great to have him in the squad. Scans have revealed that he has a strain on his left calf muscle.

Xabi Alonso was the other who looked in pain and had blood on his knee when being substituted by Guti in the 83rd minute. He had only recently recovered from an injury and to have another nagging problem would be difficult for us as Lass is injured and Diarra is on duty for African Cup of Nations. Real Madrid medical staff have claimed the Spaniard suffers from a bruise on his left fibula.

Hope both of them a speedy recovery! Hala Madrid!