The official Real Madrid line-up against Leipzig at the Santiago Bernabeu; Ancelotti sits Hazard


11:31 AM: Ancelotti has confirmed Real Madrid’s starting 11 to face Leipzig. Nacho and Hazard are a substitute in the news.

Courtois; Dani Carvajal, David Alaba, Rudiger, Nacho; Kamavinga, Tsumeny, Luka Modric, Fede Valverde, Vinicius and Rodrigo.

11:30 AM: Welcome to the minute-by-minute match between Real Madrid and Leipzig in the second round of the Champions League group stage.

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A Real Madrid His streak is revived by the wins he faced this Wednesday (1:00 p.m. in Honduras). LeipzigContinue his good run at the start of the season and try to become the sole leader of Group F.

The Meringue are second on the ladder, tied with leaders Shakhtar Donetsk, who face Celtic in the other key fixture.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side overcame Karim Benzema’s injury to beat Celtic 3-0 in Glasgow last week.

See: Champions League Group Standings Table

Without the French striker again, the Meirings returned from a 4-1 win over Mallorca on Sunday in what Ancelotti described as an “emotional boost”.

– ‘Watch Vinicius’ –

The Merengue coach believes the Frenchman will be ready to play against Atletico on Sunday in La Liga, but he will not be on the field this Wednesday. Santiago Bernabeu, Where Vinicius He emerges as a man who needs to step up again.

“We already know how he plays, he looks for depth, has a lot of rhythm and is good in duels. He is difficult to defend and we have to be careful with him,” Leipzig coach Marco Rose warned on Tuesday.

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Against Celtic and Mallorca, Ancelotti chose Eden Hazard to fill in as his captain, but against LeipzigThe Italian coach could opt for Rodrigo, who had an assist and a goal against Mallorca on Sunday.

“What Vinny and Rodrigo are doing really excites us,” Ancelotti told a press conference on Tuesday.

“We are excited about the forward line that we have, the players that we have, the youngsters, Karim (Benzema) … we are very excited, but when a young man comes out, he is very excited because we are used to it. Karim”, Coach Meringu added

Attack game Real Madrid Against the Insular side, Rodrigo seemingly improved when he moved into center forward duties.

– Rose Drives Leipzig –

The Merengues are emerging as the main favorites to take the three points Santiago Bernabeu Before a Leipzig Shakhtar entered the continental competition on the wrong foot with a 4-1 loss to Donetsk.

The defeat led to the sacking of coach Domenico Tedesco and the arrival of Marco Rose, who began his journey. Leipzig He beat his former team Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the Bundesliga last Saturday.

The win was a morale boost ahead of their first-ever clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

“We’ve had a good start and we can show tomorrow that we can turn a good start into a trend,” Ross told a news conference on Tuesday.

Tenth in the German Championship, Leipzig face the match against the Meringue in a very animated way, for which they cannot rely on midfielder Konrad Leimer, who was injured in the match against Dortmund.

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The German team will not be able to call on Spanish international Dani Olmo, who is recovering from a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee, which he suffered against Eintracht Frankfurt on September 3.

– Possible Teams:

Real Madrid: Courtois – Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy – Modric, Tchoumeni, Camavinga – Valverde, Rodrigo, Vinicius. Coach: Carlos Ancelotti (ITA)

Leipzig: Gulácsi – Simakan, Gvardiol, Orbán, Raum – Kampl, Schlager – Nkunku, Forsberg, Szoboszlai – Werner. Coach: Marco Rose

Referee: Maurizio Mariani (ITA)

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