Here are the likely line-ups for the Champions League semi-final second leg between Real Madrid and Manchester City (Wednesday, 9 p.m. CET).
Beaten 4-3 at the Etihad Stadium, the Merengues can still hope to reverse the situation tomorrow evening in the semi-final return of the Champions League. For the occasion, Carlo Ancelotti should be able to count on all his usual holders. Announced forfeit at first, David Alaba could finally hold his rank despite a little discomfort in the adductors. If the Austrian gives up his place in the eleven, it will be for Nacho Fernandez. In attack, the young Brazilian Rodrygo should be replaced on the right wing by the versatile Federico Valverde.
As for the Sky Blues, Pep Guardiola can count on the returns of Joao Cancelo, suspended last week, and Kyle Walker. The Portuguese should find his left lane and Kyle Walker the right, where Fernandinho had to help out in the first leg. In attack, the only doubt concerns the presence of Riyad Mahrez – very effective since the start of the Champions League campaign – or Raheem Sterling.
The probable compositions:
Real Madrid : Courtois – Carvajal, Eder Militao, Nacho (or Alaba), Ferland Mendy – Modric, Casemiro, Kroos – Valverde (or Rodrygo), Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Manchester City: Ederson – Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo (or Zinchenko) – Bernardo Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne – Mahrez (or Sterling), Jesus, Foden.