The Real Madrid players once again focus their attention on league matters, especially after stumbling against Osasuna last time out. That meant that the place at the top of LaLiga Santander would be shared with rivals Barcelona, after Carlo Ancelotti’s men having held that since the first day of the championship. It will be a decisive weekend, with both sides keen to arrive at the Santiago Bernabéu next week’s for El Clásico with an advantage. Getafe are the third of the four games that Los Blancos face in ten days.
No Benzema or Courtois for Real Madrid
It is a match for which Carlo Ancelotti will not be able to count on two of his pillars: Courtois and Benzema. The Belgian continues to suffer from the sciatica that kept him out of the matches against Osasuna and Shakhtar. Ancelotti expects the invaluable goalkeeper to be available for Barça and will rest him for the Champions League trip to Warsaw (three and a half hour flight) midweek.
Karim, who had played the last two matches after recovering from injury, did not train with the group on the eve of the match and Ancelotti, who expressed his doubts at a conference press, finally decided not to include the French striker in the squad. The third casualty is Ceballos, whose leg injury puts doubts over his participation in the remainder of the season before the World Cup.
The masterpiece of Ancelotti’s eleven will be Fede Valverde. The question marks about the team that the Real Madrid coach can field from the start reside in whether he puts the Uruguayan in the center of the field or in the attacking trident. The places of Kroos and Asensio depend on what happens with that.
In defense, the manager can rest Alaba, the player with the second most minutes played in the squad (893′) after Vinicius (956′). The Austrian only missed the starting eleven on the first day in Almería. The other great news in the eleven could be the return of Modric. This could work out as perfect preparation for next week.
Carlo Ancelotti’s possible starting XI for Real Madrid-Getafe
The possible starting eleven that Carlo Ancelotti could start against Getafe is made up of:
Lunin, Lucas Vázquez, Militao, Rüdiger or Nacho, Mendy; Kroos or Valverde, Tchouameni, Modric; Valverde or Asensio, Rodrygo and Vinicius.
The Italian coach has called up 22 players for the match. The list is completed with Luis López, Lucas Cañizares, Carvajal, Odriozola, Vallejo, Alaba, Camavinga, Hazard and Mariano.
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