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Benzema to miss season closer against Getafe


Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema’s season at club level is over after the Spanish giants confirmed on Thursday that he had torn a thigh muscle in his right leg.

“The player has been diagnosed with a (muscle) tear,” the club said, without stating how long he is expected to be sidelined for.

French international Benzema hobbled off after an hour of Madrid’s 4-1 win at Espanyol last weekend, but Los Blancos’ meeting with Getafe on Sunday was rendered meaningless as Barcelona sealed the La Liga title with victory at Atletico Madrid.

The 27-year-old is also a major doubt for two friendlies for France, against Belgium on June 7 and Albania six days later.

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