Real Madrid will be without striker Raul for the remainder of the season after the veteran damaged ankle ligaments.
Raul came off the bench to score in Real’s 2-1 weekend win at Real Zaragoza before eventually being taken off himself. Real have now confirmed that the injury will keep him on the sidelines for at least four weeks.
Raul’s strike on Saturday was his 228th league goal and lifted him above Alfredo di Stefano on Real’s list of all-time top scorers, six behind number one Hugo Sanchez with 234.
Meanwhile, Madrid also look set to be without Holland international Rafael van der Vaart for their season run-in.
Van der Vaart limped out of the Zaragoza game early on and his thigh problem is expected to keep him out of action for at least three weeks.