The Real Madrid visit on Tuesday the Borussia Park and does so in order to get the three points after falling in the first round of the group stage against Shakhtar Donetsk. For this duel in Germany, Zidane has recovered Hazard, although the Belgian is not expected to be among the eleven chosen to form from the start.
The main novelty of the starting eleven may be the presence of Isco in the playmaker’s area. The one from Arroyo de la Miel has been in the game, neither against Shakhtar Donetsk nor in the victory in El Clásico against Barcelona. In fact, against the azulgrana team, he did not even enter the field of play.
Zidane was asked about him at a press conference. ” It’s ambition, he wants to play, like all players. The issue of getting him out … Players always want to play and they are always there. But it doesn’t depend on them, what they have to do is be ready and prepared to play. It’s something that has always happened in this team. I think everyone is ready to play, but I’m the one who has to get an eleven and make the changes, “said the French coach.
The presence of Isco in the starting team makes other players like Asensio and Fede Valverde fall from the eleven. With the Malaga player, he returned to 4-4-2 with a diamond in the middle. A diamond that in addition to the white ’22’ will be formed by Casemiro, Modric and Kroos , the other protagonist in the press conference prior to the match on matchday 2 of the Champions League.
If they are the four protagonists in the centre of the field, Benzema and Vinicius will be at the top. Both have earned untouchable status, at least at this start to the season. The ‘9’ is the great point of reference, while the young Brazilian footballer is the team’s top scorer among all competitions and is ‘pretty’ in these early stages of 2020/2021.
Who will be the winger?
Odriozola and Carvajal continue to below, like a Nacho who started at the Camp Nou, but ended up touched and had to be substituted before even the break. Among the options, the French coach will opt for Lucas Vázquez. The Galician played a notable role against Barça and seems to have won the race to occupy the right back.
The rest of the rear will be made up of Varane and Sergio Ramos, as a central pair; and by Ferland Mendy on the left flank. The French international has earned on his own merits being a starter ahead of Marcelo. Last but not least, a Courtois will once again be placed under the three suits that remain not only indisputable but also a key piece in the positive results that the Whites are achieving.