Real Madrid-Manchester City: probable compositions
After a beautiful semi-final first leg (4-3), Real Madrid and Manchester City will meet this Wednesday night at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium for the second leg. Here is what Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola have in store for us.
A seat for two. Since last night, Liverpool has booked its ticket to Paris and the final of the Champions League 2022. The Reds are now waiting to know the identity of the club they will face to win the C1. It will be Real Madrid or Manchester City, two teams that will cross swords this Wednesday evening at 9 pm in the mythical Santiago-Bernabéu after having offered us a first leg of beauty (4-3 for the Skyblues).
For this five-star clash, Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola will bring out the heavy artillery. On the Madrid side, the Italian should opt for a classic 4-3-3. However, he will have to do without Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale and Isco. David Alaba, who was announced out of the squad due to an adductor problem, is in the squad. However, he should start this game on the bench. Nacho would replace him in the central axis where he would be associated with Militão to defend the goal of Thibaut Courtois, holder.
An uncertainty for Ancelotti
In the corridors, we would find Ferland Mendy on the left and Dani Carvajal on the right. Casemiro, who was absent in the first leg, would resume his place in midfield alongside Toni Kroos and Luka Modric. Finally, Karim Benzema will be a priori supported by Vinicius Jr and Valverde. However, Ancelotti could also start Rodrygo, who made a good start in the first leg, instead of the Uruguayan. But Valverde starts with an advantage. On the United side, Pep Guardiola, who will be without John Stones, should not do anything crazy and rely on his famous 4-3-3.
In front of the indestructible Ederson, the quartet Cancelo-Laporte-Ruben Dias-Walker will have the mission to contain the numerous attacks of the Merengues. To win the midfield battle, the Catalan coach should opt for Bernardo Silva, Rodri and Kevin De Bruyne. Finally, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez will support Gabriel Jesus to try to find the breakthrough and the net. Two promising eleven that have strong chances to start tonight at 9 pm