Karim Benzema is going to operate on the fracture of the finger he suffered last Sunday against Betis and for which he had to be replaced. As reported by Onda Cero, on Sunday will go through surgery after rejecting a more conservative option. It is estimated that he will be two weeks out, so he will miss the Cup quarter if Madrid does not fail against Leganes. As the player is not operated until Sunday, one possibility is that yes play against Sevilla the meeting on Saturday, or at least that is their goal. You will have to see if it is possible, if the injury allows you to play at one hundred percent of your chances and if the medical services of Madrid allow it. If those three circumstances are met, surely Solari has him, because he needs Benzema as no Madrid coach needed him.
The French striker is Madrid's top scorer in the league, with 7 goals, far from Messi's 17 and outside the league's top ten scorers, but he is a fundamental player in the Argentine coach's game, perhaps in these moments of doubt in the locker room, Karim the best of all, where all the attacking moves of the whites begin. Without him, the team barely reached the opposite area in the Betis field until Ceballos scored the equalizer.
Madrid needs him because he does not have forwards now that Mariano is also injured. It was Christ who replaced him in the Villamarín and it will be necessary to see what Solari does the two weeks of absence without Benzema. For that reason, that it can be in the encounter against the Seville, without that supposes danger of doing more serious his injury, is a relief for the trainer.
Without Karim, without Mariano and also without Bale, Solari will have to imagine different alternatives to make a competitive attack in games that can be dangerous. The Cup is at stake and not lose more distance in the league, which would make it impossible to maintain the hope of the fans in conquering the title. Madrid have been dragging this season a problem before the opposite goal, which is further compounded with their injured forwards. One option is for Vinicius to play in the center forward position or give more time to Cristo, a talented footballer, 21 years old, but who has only played in the first minute against Betis. ORNo solution could even be that Isco it was a false nine, as it has already happened, in the National Team, but also in Madrid, for example, with Ancelotti. Although this plan seems the most distant of all.