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Asensio To Start, Rodrygo On The Bench | 4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup Vs Atletico Madrid

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Real Madrid will entertain Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday night as they look to earn a positive result in the Madrid derby. Los Blancos managed to beat Inter Milan by a 2-0 scoreline in midweek and would go into this league game full of confidence about their chances of securing all three points at home.

Carlo Ancelotti will opt for a 4-3-3 formation and could make one change to his first XI for this clash. Marco Asensio could get a start on the right-wing while Rodrygo makes way for him and drops to the bench.

4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted Lineup To Face Atletico Madrid


Thibaut Courtois will feature in goal for Los Blancos after he kept a clean sheet in his last appearance. David Alaba will resume his centre-back partnership with Eder Militao as they try to keep things tidy on the defensive end of the field this weekend.

Dani Carvajal will get the nod to start at right-back while Ferland Mendy is expected to retain his spot on the other side as the left-back. Both of them will get the license to express themselves in the Atletico Madrid half as they look to create some meaningful openings for their teammates up top.

Nacho will provide cover for the defensive positions on Ancelotti‘s bench.

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SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN – DECEMBER 04: Luka Jovic of Real Madrid celebrates with teammates Vinicius Junior and David Alaba after scoring their side’s second goal during the La Liga Santander match between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid CF at Reale Arena on December 04, 2021 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
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Ancelotti would name a midfield comprised of Toni Kroos, Casemiro and Luka Modric. Their main job would be to dominate possession at the centre of the park and try to find some holes in Diego Simeone’s defence during the 90 minutes.

Federico Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga will have to settle for a spot on the bench as they wait for their opportunity to feature in the second 45 minutes if required.


Vinicius Junior will focus on giving a good account of himself down the left flank while Marco Asensio gets a chance to impress as the right-sided wide player. Luka Jovic is expected to spearhead Ancelotti’s attack once again down the middle as Karim Benzema is a major concern and is unlikely to be risked in the derby.

Mariano Diaz and Rodrygo will be available for selection on the bench and might come on to influence the game in the latter stages if Los Blancos are in need of a goal by then.

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