LaLiga: Injured Eden Hazard out of Real Madrid's league finale; Sergio Ramos returns

Eden Hazard of Real Madrid looks on during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge on May 05, 2021 in London, England.

Madrid: Injured again, Eden Hazard will miss Real Madrid's Spanish league finale on Saturday.

Hazard was not included in the team's squad for the home match against Villarreal, which Madrid need to win to have a chance of defending their Spanish league title. They enter the final round two points behind AtlΓ©tico Madrid, who visit relegation-threatened Valladolid.

However, captain Sergio Ramos will be back in the squad after recovering from an injury that has kept him out since March.

Hazard missed a big part of the season because of injuries but had been playing regularly recently.

“He didn't practice with the squad and we are not going to take any risks,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday.

Hazard is set to play for Belgium in next month's European Championship.

AtlΓ©tico Madrid don't have any major setbacks ahead of their match at Valladolid, when they can clinch their first league title since 2014.

Barcelona, out of contention for the title, will finish their season without Lionel Messi, who was given permission to skip the team’s final match at last-place Eibar so he can have extra rest ahead of the Copa AmΓ©rica.


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