Real Madrid’s Vazquez ruled out rest of season with knee injury

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Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez is set to miss the rest of the season after straining knee ligaments during the 2-1 win over Barcelona, his club said on Sunday.

Vazquez, who has played at right-back for most of the campaign in the absence of the injured Dani Carvajal, was involved in a heavy challenge with Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets on Saturday and was substituted.

The Spaniard set up Karim Benzema’s opening goal against Barcelona which put Real on the way to a sixth straight victory in all competitions and took them top of La Liga.

Vazquez played in Real’s 3-1 win over Liverpool in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg and Alvaro Odriozola is set to take his place for the return leg at Anfield on Wednesday.