The last step towards the final in Paris goes through Manchester. For the Etihad Stadium. in that scenario Manchester City and Real Madrid will fight the first of the two battles that will determine one of the finalists who will fight for the orejona. The Madrid expedition has traveled with 23 players. Hazard stayed in Madrid, who is still recovering from the operation for which the plate he had on his fibula was removed, and Jovic and Mariano, who are bothered.
In addition to those three casualties, Ancelotti has a couple of doubts to compose his starting eleven: those of Alaba and Casemiro. The one that most worries the Madrid coach is that of the Brazilian. “We have some doubts with Alaba and more with Casemiro,” said the coach at the press conference on the eve of the game. Carletto He gave another clue when he spoke of meditating whether to play with two or three strikers and alluded to the good moment of Camavinga and Rodrygo, implicitly assuming that Valverde will be in midfield alongside Kroos and Modric. In the rearguard, if Ancelotti does not see the Austrian in a position to be in the game, his position would once again be occupied by Nacho. The coach confirmed that Mendy, who has been out in the last two games, is ready to return.
Possible eleven of Real Madrid against Manchester City
In this context, the possible eleven that Carlo Ancelotti could line up in the Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City is made up of: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Valverde, Modric, Kroos, Camavinga; Benzema and Vinicius. On the bench, for the possible five changes, will be: Lunin, Fuidias, Nacho, Vallejo, Marcelo, Casemiro, Ceballos, Isco, Lucas Vázquez, Asensio, Rodrygo and Bale.
Possible eleven of Pep Guardiola in the Manchester City
For his part, in the citizen ranks Pep Guardiola was unable to work with Walker and Stones in the last training session prior to the match and will not be able to count on Cancelo due to suspension. The possible eleven that the Manchester City coach can line up is made up of: Edison; Aké, Ruben Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Gabriel Jesus, Foden and Sterling.