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Casemiro to miss Real Madrid’s game against Mallorca

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Real Madrid will have to make do without Casemiro for their mid-week clash with Mallorca, as the Brazilian is suspended.

Casemiro played the full 90 minutes on Sunday night in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Real Sociedad. The victory moved the club level with Barcelona at the top of LaLiga on 62 points ahead of the final eight fixtures.

Sergio Ramos fired home a penalty in San Sebastian to put Real Madrid ahead. The goal also enabled him to surpass Blaugrana legend Ronald Koeman as the highest-scoring defender in LaLiga history.

Karim Benzema doubled the visitors’ lead in the second half before Mikel Merino pegged one back for La Real. But Madrid held on to claim a crucial victory, which could be critical in their hopes to dethrone Barcelona.

Although Zinedine Zidane will have to re-think his plans for Wednesday’s game against Mallorca, with Casemiro unavailable.

Marca revealed the 28-year-old picked up his 10th yellow card of the season following a challenge on Merino in the 22nd-minute. Therefore, he will have to serve a suspension.

Federico Valverde will most likely deputise for Casemiro at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. Toni Kroos, meanwhile, could be another option for Zidane.