The former Chelsea playmaker was not in the Real Madrid match day squad that traveled to Mallorca and it has been revealed that the Belgian was not dropped due to injury.
It’s good news for Eden Hazard as the Belgium international welcome the birth of another child, the reason he was excused from the Madrid squad that laboured in vain at Mallorca.
In the absence of Eden Hazard, Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid suffered their first league loss of the season at Son Moix as an early strike off the dazzling boots of Junior Lago handed all three points to Mallorca on Saturday night.
Los Merengues puffed and coughed but there was to be no one to provide the magical spark to turn the tie around for the visitors who were reduced to ten men later in the game.
Marca has however explained that Zidane dropped Eden Hazard out of Real Madrid’s squad to face Real Mallorca on Saturday because a new baby was delivered to him.
The Madrid boss gave the Belgian maestro the permission to attend the birth of his fourth child and in his stead played Mariano Diaz who was on for all 90 minutes as Los Blancos were condemned to a narrow defeat that saw them surrender top spot on the La Liga table to arch-rivals Barcelona.
Eden Hazard has dropped out of Real Madrid's squad for tonight to attend the birth of his fourth child. Mariano comes in to replace the Belgian. [MARCA] pic.twitter.com/SGnoQQ85Qp
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