As the sun sets over the Santiago Bernabeu, the stakes are high for Real Madrid who are eager to secure a pivotal advantage in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash against Chelsea.
The Spanish giants, stinging from their 3-2 loss to Villarreal, are determined to rise like a phoenix and exploit the uncertainty that currently plagues the London-based club.
With anticipation in the air and mere hours separating these two football titans from their epic encounter, Real Madrid’s seasoned manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed his hand, unveiling the starting XI that will go head-to-head with Frank Lampard’s squad.
In a masterful stroke of strategy, Ancelotti has opted for a lineup reminiscent of the one that crushed Barcelona 4-0 in the Copa del Rey semi-final just last week.
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The formidable quintet of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Eder Militao, and Dani Carvajal are all set to make a triumphant return to the starting lineup after riding the bench in the midweek match against Villarreal.
Their reintegration means that Dani Ceballos, Aurelien Tchouameni, Marco Asensio, Antonio Rudiger, and Lucas Vazquez will be relegated to the sidelines.
In a defensive pairing that is sure to send shivers down the spines of Chelsea’s forwards, David Alaba will join forces with Militao. Eduardo Camavinga, the young prodigy, will showcase his versatility by taking up the left-back position.
On the attack, the formidable trio of Rodrygo Goes, Karim Benzema, and Vinicius Jr will lead the charge, hungry for goals and glory.
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As the clock ticks down to this monumental showdown, emotions are running high, and the world is watching with bated breath.
Will Ancelotti’s lineup prove to be the winning formula that propels Real Madrid closer to European supremacy? Or will Chelsea’s resilience in the face of adversity shine through?