A freak shaving injury will keep Marco Asensio out of Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League opener against APOEL on Wednesday.
You read that correctly.
Asensio, 21, is a rising star for the reigning Spanish and European champions but will miss Real Madrid’s home clash against the Cypriot side due to cutting a pimple on his leg in a freak shaving accident.
After Real boss Zinedine Zidane told a press conference that Asensio had missed training this week as he couldn’t pull up his socks due a pimple on his leg, a report from ABC Espana states the winger has cut the pimple in a shaving accident and it has become infected.
Even though Cristiano Ronaldo will return to action for Madrid as he continues to be banned domestically, losing Asensio, who has scored four goals in his opening six games of the season, is a blow.
Real should be just fine without Asension on Wednesday but this is a reminder of one thing: pimples are a real pain.