Zinedine Zidane has opted for the start of Belgian Eden Hazard in attack, while Real Madrid must score at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday (kick off at 9 p.m., live on RMC Sport 1) to qualify for the Champions League final .
Real Madrid made the trip to London without Raphaël Varane, to play the semi-final second leg of the Champions League against Chelsea (Wednesday at 9 p.m., live on RMC Sport 1) but Zinedine Zidane did not record that bad news.
To solidify his defensive curtain, undermined by the collective strength of the Blues in the first leg, Zizou will be able to count on the returns of his captain Sergio Ramos, recovered from a left calf injury and the Covid-19, and the left side Ferland Mendy, who also treated a left calf injury.
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Zidane relies on the talent of Belgian Eden Hazard
Both are holders, and the second will replace the Brazilian Marcelo, finally available but exceeded in Madrid during the first round. If he will once again rely on the immovable Modric-Casemiro-Kroos trio in midfield, Zinedine Zidane trusts Eden Hazard to start on the left wing, instead of the Brazilian Vinicius. The Belgian, prone to injuries since arriving in Madrid, had a very encouraging game against Osasuna last Saturday. The talent of the Belgian could prove to be very useful to open the doors to a new feat
For the French coach of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, reaching a fourth Champions League final in five seasons at the head of Real would be a resounding performance in football history: Zidane, already winner of the Champions League in 2002 as a player of the merengue club, is also the first and the only coach to have achieved the feat of lifting three consecutive “Big Ears Cups” between 2016 and 2018 at the head of the merengue club. Will he be able to lead this team to a fourth success in the competition in Istanbul?
The composition of Real:
Courtois – Nacho, Militao, Ramos, Mendy – Modric, Casemiro, Kroos – Vinicius Jr, Benzema, Hazard.