Eduardo Camavinga and Aurélien Tchouaméni are both hoping to start for Real Madrid against Liverpool tonight.
Camavinga has been impressive of late, and Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the young midfielder ahead of the European clash. “It’s true that he makes some obvious mistakes from time to time, but in the end, he plays so well that you forget about them,” he said. AS report that Tchouaméni could be the one to make the starting eleven.
Although Ferland Mendy has been training and is part of the squad, he is not yet ready to start, especially in a match of this magnitude. Stopping Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is no easy task, and the man who showed he knows how to do it at Anfield was Nacho, who is now in line to play at left-back at the Bernabéu.
Thibaut Courtois will start in goal behind a back four of Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Antonio Rüdiger and Nacho.
Up front, Karim Benzema is set to start; he has fully recovered from his eighth injury of the season. It hasn’t been his most consistent season, but he is available for this last-16 second-leg tie. Fede Valverde and Vinícius are likely to play on either side of Benzema.
Possible Real Madrid XI vs Liverpool
The possible Real Madrid team to face Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday, according to AS:
Courtois – Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Antonio Rüdiger, Nacho – Aurélien Tchouaméni, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric – Fede Valverde, Karim Benzema, Vinícius.
Kieran Quaile | GSFN