Levante 1 Real Madrid 0: Eden Hazard’s injury hell continues as he limps off in first defeat since October – The Sun

EDEN HAZARD'S injury hell looks set to continue after the Belgian ace was once again forced off as Real Madrid slumped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Levante in LaLiga.

It was only the 29-year-old's second game back after recovering from a right ankle injury sustained back in November.


And Hazard was seen on the bench after being withdrawn with an ice pack attached to that same troublesome ankle.

The former Chelsea man will now be a major doubt to face Manchester City in the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday night.

Madrid's wing-wizard has already missed 20 games with injury since his bumper move to Real Madrid.

That's the same number as he missed hurt in his entire SEVEN YEARS at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard was removed in the 67th minute with the score tied at 0-0.

And Zinedine Zidane's misery was compounded 12 minutes later when Jose Luis Morales' strike stunned the Spanish giants as it rifled past Thibaut Courtois and into the net.

The shock goal condemned Real Madrid to their first league defeat since OCTOBER, when they fell to Mallorca – another game that Hazard missed.

The defeat, coupled with Barcelona's thumping 5-0 romp over Eibar earlier today, means that Real Madrid drop to second place in the LaLiga table.

Hazard's injury could also throw his involvement in next weekend's crucial Clasico into doubt.

Zidane will face off against Quique Setien's Barcelona for the first time at the Bernabeu – with both sides desperate for the points in the battle to win the title in this topsy-turvy LaLiga season.

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