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Real Madrid and Eden Hazard hit by El Clasico blow

Real Madrid ace Eden Hazard has been ruled out of the El Clasico against Barcelona.

It would've marked his first game as a Real player against their eternal rivals.

But the Belgian forward has been ruled out of the December 18 game with a microfracture on his right ankle.

Madrid released a medical statement on Thursday. They previously said it was just bruising, with his expected time out rising from 10 days to over a month.

Hazard suffered the injury against PSG in the Champions League, when a tough tackle from compatriot Thomas Meunier took him out.

Marcelo, meanwhile, is also a doubt for the Camp Nou clash with a calf injury.

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