Night of the important today in the Santiago Bernabeu. With the aroma of life before. Especially since the rival, the Inter de Milan, has returned to have that prestige in Europe (he is the current Italian champion) and because the first place of group D in the Champions, which is not small game.
To keep it, at Real Madrid, who is the one who occupies it before the ball starts to roll, they need to win or, failing that, draw. However, the whites, true to their character, will go for three points from a victory that would already be the ninth in a row since the streak began on October 30 against the Elche (1-2).
Jovic, the only novelty
And for this, Ancelotti will not be able to count on Benzema, injured last Saturday, and who will replace him Luka jovic after playing a great role against Real with assistance and goal included. It is expected that the Serbian will be the only novelty of an eleven that already everyone in Madrid recognizes and that in recent times it has been the most reliable for Ancelotti.
Courtois, at a high level, will occupy the goal forming the defense together with Militao and Praise in the axis of the rear that will be confirmed again in a high-flying match as the starting couple and the same one that, in just over three months, has made us forget the legendary duo of the club formed by Varane and Sergio Ramos.
In the center of the field, Casemiro will again be escorted by Modric and Kroos on the sides and above Vinicius and, in principle, Rodrygo flank the sides of the attack. Likewise, Hazard will start again from the bench and it remains to be seen if he will have minutes or if, as has happened in recent days, he will watch the duel from a distance.
Inter, on the rise
For his part, Inter de Milan He comes in a good moment of form after winning on the last day of Calcio at Roma away (0-3) and adding four victories in the last five games. Inzaghi recovers his titular duo in attack formed by Dzeko and Lautaro, which has recovered in time and will not have the sensitive casualties of Correa and those of Darmian and By Vrij in defense. Despite this, an “interesting” match is expected as Ancelotti said in the previous one and, above all, decisive for the group
More about Real Madrid