Mateo Kovacic picks up a muscular problem

Injuries are already beginning to mount up for

Zinedine Zidane after Mateo Kovacic had to be replaced on 20 minutes because of a puncture in the adductor of his right leg.

The Croatian joins Karim Benzema on the sidelines for an as yet unspecified amount of time.

As he played a pass, Kovacic pulled up sharply and then, on the verge of tears, had to leave the pitch.

Toni Kroos, whom Zizou had left on the bench following his rotation policy, took his place.

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