Rgraduate the Champions League to the televisions of every football room on the planet… and back the King to the stage he likes most. He Real Madrid approach the round of 16, where they will face Leipzig, an old acquaintance of the Whites because last season they already faced the German team in the group stagewith victories and defeats for Ancelotti's men: “I want effective football, I don't really like unfinished possession. Possession of the ball is good, we have players to control possession, but we have to finish“, confessed the Italian coach about the plan to try to win the Red Bull Arena.
MOON: Little more can be said about the Ukrainian goalkeeper… who won the battle against Kepa for the starting position to defend the white goal. Decisive? I don't think so, but he took advantage.
CARVAJAL The Spanish full-back returns to his position, where he shines with his own light this season. After overcoming the injury setback, Carvajal is performing like never before.
TCHOUAMNI: The French midfielder has the soul of a defender and Ancelotti knows it. His ball delivery and powerful aerial power will be fundamental for tonight's game.
NACHO: The white captain returns to Real Madrid's eleven after leaving a small overload.
MENDY: The French full-back is one of Ancelotti's words when the team risks its lives. Confident in defense like few others, we will have to see if he can also contribute in attack.
CAMAVINGA: The French midfielder will play the role of defensive pivot, a vital position tonight to try to stop RB Leipzig's quick transitions.
VALVERDE: The Uruguayan, the only player alongside Rodrygo who has played in every match this season, will once again make his physique available to the team.
KROOS: The brains of Ancelotti's plan. The German midfielder spoke to the media at the preview… and it was, once again, Don Toni Kroos. The German team spends all its football through their boots and their heads, managing the pace of the game like no one else.