Two surprises in Real Madrid’s lineup against Manchester City

The Relevo network revealed Real Madrid’s expected lineup for the match against Manchester City next Tuesday at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

There is a largely unexpected surprise in the Royal lineup, which is coach Carlo Ancelotti’s decision to rely on Nacho Fernandez in the heart of defense next to Antonio Rudiger, and not Aurélien Tchouaméni.

Although the Frenchman excelled in the past matches and has the physical strength necessary to confront City’s stubborn attack, Ancelotti decided in the end to play Nacho.

The other surprise comes in the midfield, where Ancelotti plans to keep Luka Modric on the bench, and Tchouaméni will not participate, and the midfield trio will be led by Toni Kroos and the duo Eduardo Camavinga and Fede Valverde.

There are no significant surprises in the attacking line, as he will continue to rely on Jude Bellingham, along with Rodrigio and Vinicius Junior, while goalkeeping will certainly go to Andrey Lunin, not Kepa.

Below we review the formation published by Relevo.

Real Madrid lineup against Manchester City: 4-3-3
Andy Lunin
Ferland Mendy – Nacho Fernandez – Antonio Rudiger – Dani Carvajal
Fede Valverde – Eduardo Camavinga – Toni Kroos
Vinicius Junior – Jude Bellingham – Rodrygo

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