SportsTalk December 18th: In the 17th round of La Liga, Real Madrid defeated Villarreal 4-1 at home. Alaba was substituted due to injury in the first half.
Real Madrid officials subsequently released news confirming that Alaba suffered a serious injury from a torn cruciate ligament.
Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois, who was also seriously injured due to a torn cruciate ligament, updated his social media updates. Courtois showed off his relationship with Alaba’s photo, and wrote: “Sorry to hear this news @Alaba, but I believe you will be able to regain your strength and return to the game soon. I will be your close friend.”