Real Madrid travel to Germany to face RB Leipzig this evening at the Red Bull Arena in the fifth round of the Champions League group stages, with kick-off scheduled at 9pm local time.
As it was communicated, Karim Benzema is set to miss the fixture due to muscle fatigue. Luka Modrić was also dropped from the match-day squad. While Los Blancos did not release an official statement regarding their decision, it is believed that the Croatian is experiencing muscular discomfort and both the player and the club do not want to risk an injury.
The absence of Karim Benzema could give the opportunity for Marco Asensio to be a starter in Real Madrid’s front line.
Predicted Real Madrid lineup against RB Leipzig
AS predict that Carlo Ancelotti will field the following starting XI against RB Leipzig: Thibaut Courtois – Lucas Vázquez, Éder Militão, Antonio Rüdiger, Ferland Mendy – Eduardo Camavinga, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Toni Kroos – Marco Asensio, Rodrygo, Vinícius Junior.