Caution calls as Carvajal close to suspension

Caution calls as Carvajal close to suspension

With April set to be a decisive month for Real Madrid, Dani Carvajal must tread carefully to avoid suspension as coach Zinedine Zidane maintains hopes of having his starting XI available for the club’s full run in.

The right-back has currently acquired nine yellow cards and could be set for an automatic one-match suspension if he were to find his name in the book again.

A booking in their upcoming matches against Alaves could potentially be timely as the 25-year-old would only miss out on their league fixture against Leganes, leaving him available for the season-defining trifecta of matches against Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla.

And to secure all nine points against those aforementioned sides would effectively seal the LaLiga title for Los Blancos.

While, as a whole, his absence against a straight-forward opponent would be ideal for Real, the match-up against the Pepineros is an important personal milestone for the Leganes-native.

The Spanish international has only played in the Estadio Butarque once in his career, back when he featured for Real Madrid B, and is yet to play in his local stadium in the top-tier of Spanish football.

As such, an appearance away to Leganes would be significant one for Carvajal, but he will have to consider his options carefully as to not derail his club’s LaLiga campaign.

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