In the first half of Real Madrid's 3-0 Champions League victory over Celtic, Karim Benzema hobbled out, bringing on Eden Hazard.
Karim Benzema, a striker for France, was replaced during Real Madrid's 3-0 victory over Celtic in their Champions League group stage matchup on Tuesday due to what appeared to be a knee injury.
After sprinting with the ball, Benzema began to limp and placed his hand on his right knee before asking to be replaced in the 30th minute. As he went slowly away from the field, he covered his face with his hand.
After the game, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti expressed optimism on Benzema's injury.
According to the initial assessment, it doesn't seem to be very serious, he stated. However, we must wait till the tests tomorrow. We shall see.
In his strongest season to date, the 34-year-old Benzema led all scorers in both the Champions League and the Spanish league.
He scored 15 goals in the Champions League alone, several of which were crucial in the team's incredible run to a record-tying 14th European championship. Madrid triumphed in the Spanish league last year as well.
In place of Benzema, Eden Hazard scored one goal and assisted in the other two.