Real Madrid travel to San Siro on Wednesday for the first day of the Champions League. Presentation of the match and probable lines.
🎙 Ancelotti’s press conference
📋 The list of summoned players
We take the same …
Inter, Shakhtar … Real Madrid leave with almost the same group as last season in the Champions League with the only novelty, the Moldovan club of Sheriff Tiraspol. The Merengue club was scared last season despite two successes against Inter Milan. Good thing, the Italians, who have weakened with the losses of Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi, are the first opponents of the White House for this 2021-22 edition.
On the Real side, the first league games are encouraging and the new Milan coach has also judged Carlo Ancelotti’s team “better organized” than that of Zinédine Zidane but it turns especially better offensively with 13 goals scored in four games. A really promising start despite a relatively uneasy defense so far.
Real Madrid’s probable XI: Courtois, Miguel, Alaba, Militao, Carvajal – Casemiro, Isco, Valverde – Vinicius, Hazard, Benzema
Luka Modric at rest?
Carlo Ancelotti reassured on the form of David Alaba, which he said ready to play, but the coach merengue also implied that Luka Modric could be spared this Wednesday evening. It is then expected that the Croatian will not start especially since the most important game of the week is perhaps Sunday on the lawn of Valencia.
Who will replace him ? The Italian has three solutions between Isco, Camavinga or even Asensio, who will play this role under his leadership, but the first will undoubtedly have his preference between his experience and his form at the start of the season. The other two would be daring bets for very different reasons: one still lacks automation with his new teammates while the other finds a new position.
For the rest, we expect the return of Alaba instead of a Nacho lost against Celta. Miguel should then move on and discover the Champions League while the trio of attackers will probably be the same as at the Bernabeu on Sunday: Vinicius, Hazard, Benzema.
Inter’s probable XI: Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Dimarco; Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Martinez, Dzeko
Schedule & TV: 9:00 p.m. (GMT + 2), beIN 1
Competition: LDC – Groups / 1st day
Stadium : Giuseppe-Meazza – 80,018 places