UCL Semi-Final: Ancelotti Names Real Madrid Squad To Face Man City

Real Madrid has shown readiness to face Manchester City in their first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, Naija News reports.

This is as Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti on Monday named his 23-man squad to face Pep Guardiola’s side.

After a 3-1 win last week Wednesday against Osasuna in the La Liga, Ancelotti is optimistic about his side beating Man City who is also doing well in the ongoing Premier League campaign.

Naija News understands that Madrid’s 23 players to tackle Man City at Etihad Stadium were unveiled in a post via the Spanish club’s official website on Monday.

See below Real Madrid’s squad against Manchester City:

Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Phidias.

Defenders: Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, Vallejo, Nacho, Marcelo and F. Mendy.

Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Valverde, Lucas V., D. Ceballos, Isco and Camavinga.

Forwards: Benzema, Asensio, Bale, Vini Jr. and Rodrygo.

The kick-off time for the match is 8 pm, Nigerian time.

Meanwhile, Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Manchester United alongside seven other players during the summer transfer window.

Former Manchester City right-back, Danny Mills made this claim.

Mills stated that the Red Devils might lose the likes of Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic at the end of the season.

Ronaldo has endured a hard time in Old Trafford despite scoring 22 goals for Manchester United in all competitions, Naija News understands.

Mills while speaking with Football Insider said Ronaldo might be dropped with Erik Ten Hag taking over from Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season.

Ronaldo has endured a hard time in Old Trafford despite scoring 22 goals for Manchester United in all competitions.

Mills while speaking with Football Insider said Ronaldo might be dropped with Erik Ten Hag taking over from Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season.

He said, “Pogba, Ronaldo, Bailly, Lindelof, Phil Jones, Lingard, Mata and Matic that is eight already, and that is without even thinking about it. Most of the contracts are up so it is very, very simple.

“Ronaldo might be a difficult one, but I am sure somebody would take him. Remember they didn’t pay too much for him. It’s not like they are going to take a huge hit in terms of a transfer fee.

“Ronaldo still has something to offer, but if you are talking about a rebuilding process, and he’s only going to be there for one season, what’s the point? He becomes more of a hindrance than a help. Every time you lose, it is ‘Why is Ronaldo not playing?’ That is the difficulty that you have. If you’re going to start afresh, give yourself that opportunity to start fresh.”

This article was originally published on Nigeria News

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