Real Madrid will host Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, as the “Royal” looks to book its place in the Champions League quarter-finals.
The task of the Spanish capital team is not easy after losing a clean goal in the first leg of the final price in Paris, thanks to Kylian Mbappe’s goal in a killer time.
However, Carlo Ancelotti’s team still has a chance to change the game tomorrow.
Here are 5 possible return keys:
Cross share unresolved
German Toni Kroos trained with the ball on Monday, and the final decision is expected on whether he will be available for tomorrow’s match.
And in the event that he does not recover, Real Madrid will lose the rhythm officer of his midfield. Meanwhile, Casemiro will miss the match due to suspension, which means that Eduardo Camavinga and Fede Valverde could start in midfield alongside Luka Modric. Although Kroos’ absence has not been confirmed, Modric is likely to lead the midfield.
Nacho or Marcelo
Ferland Mendy will not be available for Ancelotti due to the suspension, and the Italian coach decided not to transfer David Alaba from central defense to left-back.
This means that Nacho Fernandez or Marcelo will be the replacement for the French full-back, and the most likely scenario is that Nacho will replace Mendy.
Ancelotti must choose between Marco Asensio and Rodrigo Goes to be a key attacker, along with Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema.
Asensio is considered an offensive and decisive threat in front of goal, as we have compared his goals to Rodrygo’s this season, but it should not be ruled out that the Italian coach chooses the Brazilian striker.
High pressure on the opponent
Ancelotti’s idea is that Real Madrid will put a lot of pressure in tomorrow’s match at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Los Blancos put this into practice in the first half of their league match against Real Sociedad last Saturday, and the high pressure forced the Basque club’s defenders to make hasty decisions.
However, PSG boast top-tier strikers such as Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar, who can create a threat on the counter-attack.
Paris Saint-Germain played the first match at home, and it is expected that the Real Madrid fans will play a big role in trying to motivate their team to change the course of the match at the “Santiago Bernabeu”.