Real-Chelsea, compositions: Many changes for Blues, continuity for Madrid

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Returning to Santiago-Bernabeu in this Champions League quarter-final, Real Madrid, victorious 3-1 in the first leg, this Tuesday evening (9 p.m., RMC Sport 1) presents itself with an almost unchanged eleven. The deal is very different from Chelsea’s side.

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A week after Karim Benzema’s hat-trick led Real Madrid to a 3-1 win in the first leg, Chelsea will look to turn things around at the Santiago-Barnabeau Stadium this Tuesday evening. Kick-off for this Champions League quarter-final comeback is scheduled for 9 p.m. (live on RMC Sport 1).

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There is only one change to be noted in Real Madrid’s eleven: Nacho’s tenure, the result of Eder Militao’s suspension in the central defence. For the rest, Carlo Ancelotti has again picked Federico Valverde in the offensive zone with Vinicius Jr. and Karim Benzema.

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There are many other changes to Chelsea’s line-up. According to UEFA, Thomas Tuchel has swapped his system of three central defenders for 4-3-3. Several players entered the eleven from the first stage: Marcos Alonso, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Matteo Kovacic and Timo Werner. Jorginho, Andreas Christensen and Hakim Ziyech are the options. The question of launching Romelu Lukaku does not arise: the Belgian striker has a heel injury.

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A yellow card situation threatens the suspension of two players for the next European match: Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Antonio Rudiger.

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Match lineup:

real madrid: Courtois – Carvajal, Nacho, Alaba, Mendy – Modric, Casemiro, Croce – Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

Later members: Lunin, T. Fuidias, Asensio, Marcelo, Jovic, Vazquez, Bel, Ceballos, Rodrigo, Mariano, Camavinga, Marin.

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Chelsea: Mendy – James, Silva, Rudiger, Alonso – Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic – Mount, Havertz, Werner.

After: Kepa, Bettinelli, Christensen, Jorginho, Pulisic, Chaloba, Saul, Ziyech, Azpilicueta, Sarr, Vale.

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