Real Madrid travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City on Wednesday night as they battle it out in the return leg of the UCL semi-finals. Los Blancos held the Sky Blues to a 1-1 stalemate in the previous encounter, so they will be looking to give fierce competition.
Carlo Ancelotti will probably opt for a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make a few changes to the UCL squad after Karim Benzema, David Alaba, and Rodrygo remain doubtful due to injuries.
4-3-3 Real Madrid Predicted XI Vs Manchester City
Thibaut Courtois will function in goal for Los Blancos after keeping a clean sheet in his last outing against Getafe. Eder Militao will operate alongside Antonio Rudiger at the heart of Real Madrid’s backline as they hope to keep the opposition attackers frustrated throughout the game.
Dani Carvajal will get a chance to impress as the right-back, while Ferland Mendy fills in on the other side as the left-back. Both of them will be instructed to make some adventurous runs out on the flanks.
Nacho Fernandez will offer cover for the defensive positions on the bench.
Toni Kroos, Aurelien Tchouameni and Luka Modric will make up Real Madrid’s midfield as they focus on establishing their superiority over the opposition at the centre of the park. All three of them need to move the ball well if Los Blancos are to create enough chances to lead them to the finals.
Dani Ceballos will be named on the bench as he waits for his chance to make an impact in the second half if required.
Vinicius Jr. will be able to make a difference for Real Madrid on the right flank. Federico Valverde will hope to give a good account of himself as a right-sided wide player.
Marco Asensio is expected to lead the line again for the Madrid Giants in the final third. The Spaniard has to carry most of the goal-scoring workload for Ancelotti’s side up top.
Mariano Diaz and Eden Hazard will have to settle for a spot on the bench and might come on to catch the eye in the final quarter of the game if the Madrid outfit are in need of a goal by then.