Romelu Lukaku ruled out of Inter Milan's Champions League clash vs Real Madrid

Romelu Lukaku ruled out of Inter Milan's Champions League clash vs Real Madrid

- Romelu Lukaku is out of Inter Milan's team for the Real Madrid face-off at the Bernabeu

- The former Man United striker suffered a thigh injury late last month

- Zidane also has a few injury concerns while Eder Militao is out after testing positive for COVID-19

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Romelu Lukaku has been left out of Inter Milan's Champions League squad that will face Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, November 3.

The 27-year-old was said to have suffered a thigh injury late last month and will not be expected back until a few days' time.

He last featured for the Serie A outfit in their goalless draw against Shakhtar Donetsk and was missing in their 2-2 draw against Parma last weekend.

Antonio Conte will, however, miss the services of his top star who has scored seven goals in seven appearances across competitions so far this campaign.

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Although he still has the likes of Lautaro Martinez and Alexis Sanchez available for selection, the former Barcelona winger might be starting from the bench having played no part in their last three outings.

This news will, however, sound pleasant to Zinedine Zidane as they prepare to host the Italian giants but he also has a player ruled out for the meeting.

BBC Sport reports that Eder Militao tested positive for the ravaging coronavirus and has been automatically excluded from the Los Blancos team.

The 22-year-old is expected to be in isolation for the scheduled period by the government before taking another test to confirm his recovery status.

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Zidane will also miss the services of Nacho, Dani Carvajal and young playmaker Martin Odegaard through injury.

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Romelu Lukaku ruled out of Inter Milan's Champions League clash vs Real Madrid
Romelu Lukaku scoring one of his two goals for Inter Milan against Borussia Monchengladbach. Photo by Mattia Ozbot/Soccrates.
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The most successful team in the history of the competition sits at the base of Group B with just one point after two games following their poor start to their European campaign this term.

They kicked off their campaign to a losing note after suffering a 3-2 defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk at the Bernabeu and they managed a 2-2 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany.

Los Blancos will now be aiming for their first victory this season to revive their chances of making through to the next round of the competition.

And they will be counting on the form that helped them hammer Huesca 4-1 at the same venue for tonight's encounter.

Inter are third in Group B with two points from two games. Lukaku earned one of the points with both goals in a 2-2 draw with Monchengladbach. earlier reported that Kylian Mbappe appears doubtful for Paris Saint-Germain when they travel to Germany for their Champions League meeting against RB Leipzig this midweek.

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The 21-year-old was suspected to have picked up a thigh injury over the weekend after missing his side's training session on Monday, November 2.

He was one of the goalscorers for PSG in their 3-0 victory over Nantes last weekend before his substitution in the 74th minute.

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