Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Madrid – Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was seriously injured shortly before the start of the Spanish football league season. The reigning vice-champion said today that the 31-year-old Belgian tore a ligament in his left knee and will undergo surgery. According to the media, Courtois was injured during training.
One of Europe's best goalkeepers has been playing for Real since 2018, when he joined from Chelsea. Among other things, at the Madrid club, Courtois won two league titles and won the Champions League last year.
Real already lost captain and gunner Karim Benzema after the last season, who left for Saudi Arabia after his contract expired. In Saturday's opening match of the league season against Bilbao, Ukrainian substitute Andriy Lunin will probably be in goal.