Courtois will start for the Clasicó

The Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will remain on the bench against Getafe in LaLiga Santander and, despite the improvement of his lower back problem which prevented him from participating in Real Madrid’s last two matches, Carlo Ancelotti admitted it could be risky for him to travel to Warsaw and that it would be better to wait for his return to the ‘Clasico’ of Spanish football.

« He’s improving on his inflammation. » admitted Ancelotti in a press conference. « Every day we assess him and now we have to think about whether going to Warsaw, getting on a plane with the problem he had, can be good for him or not. But for the « Clasico », it will be restored »he added.

Courtois suffers from sciatica which has already prevented him from playing against Osasuna (1-1 draw) last Sunday and against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League (2-1).

If Ancelotti’s plan comes to fruition, he will miss four games and reappear on Sunday, October 16 during the « Clasico » at the Santiago Bernabeu between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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