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Xabi Alonso forced to stay behind with suspected burst eardrum

The midfielder was taken to hospital after the game following an aerial collision with Jeremy Mathieu, but was able to finish the match. He will return to Madrid on Monday morning.

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Xabi Alonso forced to stay behind with suspected burst eardrum Ampliar
Alonso was struck in the head by Jeremy Mathieu's elbow during the game.

Xabi Alonso had to stay behind in Valencia after Madrid's 3-2 win over Los Che at the Mestalla and may have suffered a burst eardrum, according to the radio station 'Cadena SER'.

The midfielder was involved in an aerial collision with Jeremy Mathieu during the match and had to be attended by medical staff on the pitch, but was able to continue playing until the end of the game.

After the match the Spain international was taken to hospital in Valencia and doctors that examined him advised him against from flying back to the Spanish capital with the rest of the Real Madrid squad.

He is expected to return to Madrid early on Monday morning.

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