Real Madrid will host, Tuesday evening, its English rival Chelsea, as part of the Champions League semi-final first-leg matches.
Real Madrid qualified for the Champions League semi-finals after defeating Liverpool in the quarter-finals, while Chelsea reached the same round after overcoming the Porto hurdle.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea Line Up News
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has called up 22 players in preparation for this upcoming match against the London team, and the list is devoid of the name of the royal team captain and his defense rock, Sergio Ramos, in addition to his compatriot Lucas Vasquez, the French left-back Ferland Mendy, and a line player. Uruguayan center, young star Federico Valverde.
The royal team, the left wing of the Belgian international, Eden Hazard, is also returning to be a trump card in the Champions League matches, and against his former team Chelsea, after the player participated in Real Madrid’s last match in the Spanish League Championship, in front of his counterpart Real Betis.
The Real Madrid team hopes to come out with a positive result in today’s match, which will help them by the second leg against Chelsea, hoping to qualify for the final of the European competition.
Zidane said at the press conference today, Monday, on the eve of the Chelsea confrontation: “Hazard is ready, and I do not see anything that raises doubts about him, he was good against Real Betis, he played 15 minutes very well, and the most important thing is that he does not feel any pain, I am happy with his presence because he will contribute to Real Madrid heavily in front of his old team.
Real Madrid squad against Chelsea are as follows:
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois.
Defensive line: Nacho – Eder Militau – Raphael Varane – Danny Karpajal.
Midfield: Luka Modric – Casemiro – Toni Kroos.
Front line: Vinicius Junior – Karim Benzema – Marco Asensio.
Bench bench: Lonin, Tobi, Hazard, Asensio, Odriozola, Isco, Mariano, Rodrigo, Areribas, Blanco, Miguel.