Carvalho unavailable for El Clásico

Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho is out of their Clásico encounter against Barcelona at the Bernabeu tomorrow, the club said today.

Carvalho has pulled a ligament in his right knee and will be unavailable for the table-topping clash as Real bid to preserve their three-point lead over their rivals.

Also plagued with back problems this season, former FC Porto and Chelsea man Carvalho has not played for two months.