If the game were today , Benzema would not play . ” Ancelotti ‘s phrase , uttered during the media day of the white club last Tuesday, set off alarms in the most pessimistic . But this group is not Benzema, that after the first few days I had serious doubts , yesterday looked more than ever on the lawn of Lisbon. A strained adductor always generates many questions , but what counts in these cases , sometimes more than the science itself , are the feelings of football in the previous hours . And the front is sure to arrive on time. Because if anything it came Benzema to Real Madrid five years ago was to live this moment . And the French do not imagine miss that appointment. The Champions has always been his favorite competition , both Lyon and Real Madrid. At times where it has been questioned , Europe has been a lifeline , a way to redeem themselves. In the Champions League, Benzema has achieved spectacular goals for the club , as he achieved in Amsterdam against Ajax , but also critical , as he scored Bayern in the first leg of the semifinals. A depleted end The striker has not had the season finale imagined physically . Diminished by a sore knee , was forced to stop when the league seemed longer a pipe dream . He did not play in Vigo to recover , but decided against Espanyol and do for fear of losing the rhythm. Contracture was when he arrived in the adductor , right at the time gave up the goal to Bale. It was his bitter care, because he knew that injury , which gave him many problems in his first year in Madrid , it’s hard to leave behind . Karim has been tested in clinical control Sanitas La Moral who confirmed that everything has been in a small contracture and that there is no solution I rest. In training yesterday , also jumped into the front lawn. He got a morning in the hands of the physios and performed aerobic exercises that will not affect the damaged area. The player wants to get as thin as possible to the appointment , knowing who is living the most important year of his entire career , with the Champions League final and their first World Cup with France just around the corner. Benzema is still three days counting on the party to speed up your options. What is clear is that the player wants to go and if not the most Ancelotti decided not to risk and wait on the bench. But Carlo has always relied on its front .