With captain Sergio Ramos suspended for a red card, coach Zinedine Zidane will be very headache in choosing his replacement in the “less or less good” operation in England.
In the position of guarding the temple, the chosen one is none other than Thibaut Courtois – the owner of the Zamora title of the 2019/20 season. Before Man City, the Belgian’s mission has become more important than ever. If they can keep a clean sheet, a victory with a difference of 2 goals will be enough for Los Blancos to progress to the quarterfinals.
White vultures suffered huge losses in this second leg when captain Sergio Ramos could not play. However, the fans of the White Royal can also temporarily reassure when the remaining names are in good shape and body.
As usual, Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy will assume two wing corridors. Meanwhile, Raphael Varane will be the name to stand up as the commander of the defense in place of Ramos.
The player next to the French player is likely to be Eder Militao, the center-back also began to have a good integration at the Bernabeu. This is a huge challenge for the former Porto star, but it is also an opportunity for him to assert himself at the most prestigious playground on the club-level Europe.
No need to discuss much about Casemiro, who will play the lowest in midfield three people of “Zizou”. Toni Kroos will kick in the wrong direction with the role of regulating the ball as forte. The remaining position will belong to Luka Modric, the midfielder who is showing a “spring return” in recent times.
Some argue that the young Federico Valverde will be a better choice than the Croatian midfielder, but the Argentinian star still has too little Champions League experience tomorrow compared to Modric. Therefore, “Fede” will be a tactical reserve card and will be launched when Real wants to accelerate.
Real have been patient with rookie Eden Hazard and the guest at Etihad is an opportunity for the 29-year-old star to respond to that belief. In the final rounds of La Liga, Zidane did everything to ensure the former Chelsea striker was in the best condition for the Champions League and everything went according to his plan.
On the opposite side, the French strategist will have to make a more difficult decision when no one really stands out. However, Marco Asensio is often Zidane’s favorite choice in big battles. Real “chicken son” of Real also show a good form after coming back from injury.
The highest position in the attack certainly belongs to Karim Benzema, Real Madrid’s best player of the season. With the bravery in the big match has been verified, the French striker is expected to be the main cast in the action blockbuster “Destroy Etihad”.
Predictive line-up for Real Madrid vs Man City (4-3-3)
The epic match between Man City and Real Madrid will take place at 2:00 am, on the morning of August 8 (Vietnam time). At the same time, Juventus will also welcome Lyon at home with the task of winning to have the opportunity to continue.
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