Actual Madrid journey to London this week to face Chelsea within the second spherical of their Champions League semi-final, hoping the membership’s captain, talisman and four-time former winner Sergio Ramos will probably be match sufficient to play after an injured yr to this point.
Zinedine Zidane is on the lookout for his fourth Champions League title this season, even though it is as much as Actual to get on the factors aspect at Stamford Bridge to cancel Chelsea’s away objective from their first match in Madrid, which ended 1-1 final week.
Here is a glance at first XI boss can select …
Sergio Ramos might solely make his fourth actual look in 2021 | Soccrates Photos / Getty Photos
Thibaut Courtois (GK) – It might have been a hostile reception for the Belgian goalkeeper on his first return to Stamford Bridge if the followers had been allowed to enter the sector.
Alvaro Odriozola (RWB) – Ought to be an analogous swap for Dani Carvajal, whose injured tormented marketing campaign is now believed to be over after one other setback.
Nacho Fernandez (CB) – Has continued to be the dependable device man on the again once more this season and can doubtless retain his place in the highest three in Raphael Varane’s absence.
Sergio Ramos (CB) – Considered in form after overcoming his damage issues and will solely play his fourth sport throughout the calendar yr in all competitions. Proved to be the last word change participant.
Eder Militao (CB) – The Brazilian has lastly had a good probability in latest weeks, which has seen him begin each La Liga sport because the starting of April.
Ferland Mendy (LWB) – Appropriate to return after lacking the primary stage and the final 4 La Liga video games with a calf downside and can change the ageing Marcelo on the left.
Zidane rested Luka Modric and Toni Kroos in preparation for this sport | High quality Sport Photos / Getty Photos
Toni Kroos (CM) – Relaxation for the weekend match in opposition to Osasuna to arrange for this. He will probably be eager to have extra management over the midfield than Chelsea allowed him final time.
Luka Modric (CM) – The Ballon d’Or winner 2018 additionally rested from the midfield, with the home-grown Antonio Blanco getting a probability in it.
Casemiro (CM) – Though he’s established as among the finest defensive midfielders on the planet, he has added extra targets to his sport this season and is Actual’s second finest scorer in La Liga and in all competitions.
Karim Benzema scored his twenty eighth objective of the season in the primary stage | Soccrates Photos / Getty Photos
Karim Benzema (FW) – The veteran strikers’ objective has made Actual this season. His strike in opposition to Chelsea in the primary leg was his twenty eighth season in all competitions and Los Blancos merely wouldn’t have a probability at a double in La Liga and the Champions League with out him.
Vinicius Junior (FW) – Nonetheless solely 20, that is already his finest season in entrance of objective since becoming a member of Actual 2018 and he confirmed he could make a distinction at this degree when he scored two targets in opposition to Liverpool.
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