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Real Madrid's Karim Benzema will miss Clasico against Barcelona because of injury

Karim Benzema will miss Real Madrid's El Clasico clash with Barcelona on Sunday (stream LIVE at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN+ in the U.S.) with a calf injury.

The forward -- who was hurt after scoring twice in Madrid's 3-0 win at Mallorca on Monday -- was unable to train with his teammates on Saturday, in their last session before the high-profile fixture.

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Benzema, 34, is LaLiga's top scorer with 22 goals, as well as providing 11 assists, and his absence is a blow for Madrid as they look to close in on the title.