Real Madrid coach Ancelotti says Benzema won't face Cadiz – though he's not injured

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits Karim Benzema isn’t injured.

However, the veteran won’t be available for Thursday’s clash with Cadiz.

Toni Rüdiger, on the other hand, has a genuinely hip injury and will not play.

Ancelotti wasn’t angry, simply saying that the Frenchman “hasn’t been able to help the team, but he tried. He hasn’t been able to return with the little niggle he’s got”.

When probed as to whether this injury could put Benzema’s World Cup at risk, he calmed the tensions: “No. It’s not important, its just small.”