For this 23rd day of La Liga, Real Madrid receives Granada at the Bernabéu, this Sunday at 9 p.m. Which starting XI does Ancelotti plan to field for this game?
This Sunday evening, Real Madrid has the opportunity, as on the previous day, to regain a little margin on its pursuer in La Liga. Sevilla FC were hooked by Osasuna this Saturday evening (0-0) after missing a penalty in added time. If successful, the Merengues will take a 6-point lead.
Life without Benzema and Vinicius
However, the task does not look easy for Real Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti, who was heavily criticized this week for his choices against Athletic, will have to do without Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior without reservation this time around. The Brazilian is suspended for accumulation of yellow cards and will therefore be in the stands.
Also, the Madrid coach will still be deprived of Ferland Mendy in the left lane of the defense but he can count on the returns of Marcelo after his suspension in the Super Cup and Dani Carvajal. The Brazilian will then probably start even if offering continuity to an excellent Nacho and sliding Alaba again would not be a bad idea.
For the rest, the Italian, despite the criticism, clearly did not suggest at a press conference that he would change his strategy. His management is good according to him and he will continue to play his best players unless they are physically unfit. Clearly, we can expect to see the middle trio again at kick-off this Sunday.
In attack, on the other hand, it is very likely that Carlo Ancelotti will forget his system with a false 9 and return with the classic. Luka Jovic will have his chance, just like Eden Hazard in theory who could finally occupy the left side. On the right, the question arises between Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez and, like AS, we bet a small coin on the second. His duet with Carvajal is often effective and undoubtedly the most balanced. Zidane liked him, Carlo too.
XI probable du Real: Courtois – Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Alaba – Casemiro, Kroos, Modric – Lucas Vazquez, Jovic, Hazard
XI probable de Grenade : Maximiano – Quini, Duarte, Torrente, Neva – Petrovic, Milla, Uzuni, Collado – Arezo, Suarez