There was no miracle: Alaba is still injured and will not be against Manchester City. The Austrian relapsed from his discomfort in the adductor forcing at the Etihad, returning to the starting point of some ailments that will leave him without tomorrow’s great game. He forced the first leg and is paying dearly for it. The medical services and he have worked tirelessly these days to try to shorten the time for his recovery; an impossible. Nacho will start alongside Militao. solved this question, Ancelotti now only has to decide between Valverde or Rodrygo for the right wing. The rest of the eleven is clear.
The other three absences in the last training session before the match were Isco, Bale and Hazard. The malagueño Yesterday he trained normally, but today he has not jumped onto the pitch and his presence is unknown. Those who will not be sure are Gareth (still with discomfort in the back, the result of a “spasm” that did not even let him go to the celebration of the 35th League in Cibeles) and Eden (in the final phase of his rehabilitation after removing an osteosynthesis plate from his right fibula; his goal is still to be able to play a minute before the end of the season).
Just like yesterday Carletto He has returned to prepare a smooth session, oblivious to possible last-minute physical scares. The footballers began warming up and were divided into two rounds. They then carried out physical work, tactical exercises and played a match on a small pitch. The session ended with shots on goal. The announcement will be made soon (it usually becomes official between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.).