Fabio Coentrao has been omitted from Real Madrid’s squad for the first league game of the season against Cordoba after the Portuguese player twisted his left knee in training earlier today.

This is a huge blow for the player who had expressed his happiness at playing again and getting the confidence he needed from the Real Madrid members after an on-off status on his future with Los Blancos.

Marcelo, the other left-back option, has been included in the squad.

The extent and status of his injury will be updated based on tests.