Real Madrid are traveling to London to face Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday (9 p.m., on RMC Sport 1). After the draw in the first leg (1-1), Zinédine Zidane can count on several returns. Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy, Marcelo or Federico Valverde are in the group. On the other hand, Raphaël Varane is missing.
Almost complete. Before facing Chelsea in the semi-final second leg of the Champions League on Wednesday, Real Madrid unveiled their group traveling to London. Deprived of Raphaël Varane, affected muscularly, Zinédine Zidane can count on several returns in the workforce to concoct his composition against the Blues.
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After the draw in the first leg at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium (1-1), Real Madrid can no longer hide and do not go into favorable waivers on the eve of facing Chelsea. But at Stamford Bridge, several strong men of Real Madrid will make their return to competition, including Sergio Ramos.
This Tuesday, Real Madrid unveiled its group for the meeting against the Blues. The Spanish defender finds the Madrid squad and applies for a place in defense in the absence of Raphaël Varane.
In defense, Ferland Mendy is also back while Marcelo is finally well with the group when it had been question for a time that the Brazilian would travel away from the group on Wednesday due to an electoral mission.
Finally, Federico Valverde has tested negative for Covid-19 and is also returning to the group. With the lack of solutions on the right, Carvajal being injured, the Uruguayan could play the duty firefighters in the right lane, a position he had successfully experienced in the second leg against Liverpool.
Sergio Ramos, the captain of the great evenings
At Real Madrid since 2005, Sergio Ramos has had many successes with the team of the Spanish capital. The 35-year-old defender has even been a great architect of his own victories on several occasions, especially in the last four of the Champions League.
Operated on the meniscus and handicapped by several muscle problems this season, Sergio Ramos finds the group in time. The Spaniard is one of the most decisive players in the history of the Champions League. Over the course of his career, he has found the net five times in the semi-finals and in the final of the most prestigious of European competitions.
Chelsea are warned, Zinédine Zidane records the return of the providential man of the Merengue, an extraordinary competitor capable of roaring at any time of the match.