Carlo Ancelotti recovers important soldiers for the battle at the Camp Nou. The Italian coach announced the announcement of Real Madrid for the Classic against Barcelona this Sunday. Among the novelties, the laps of Eden Hazard and Dani Carvajal stand out, something that ‘Carletto’ himself had already anticipated in a press conference. And Karim Benzema?
El Clásico is a separate game, but for Real Madrid it can be given the chance to return to the leadership of LaLiga. A victory will put him with the same number of points as Real Sociedad (he plays this Sunday against Atlético de Madrid) or else he will continue to lose chances, as happened last date against Espanyol.
To face Barcelona, Ancelotti called up 23 players, including Hazard and Carvajal. Both players have recovered from their muscle injuries, so they even have chances to start at the Camp Nou. It will be the Italian coach’s decision if he wants to count on them from minute zero.
Benzema reassures all of Real Madrid
One of the unknowns in recent days was the physical state of Karim Benzema. For two days he has been training in the gym due to a blow suffered to the instep of his right foot during the Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk. The good news is that this Saturday he was able to train normally with his teammates, so he was included without problems in the call and, in addition, he will start in the Classic.
Casualties for the Classic
In as much, the announcement exposed by the ‘merengues’ confirmed the losses of up to four important footballers. Gareth Bale, Isco Alarcón, Luka Jovic and Dani Ceballos, who have trained this Saturday separately from the group, have been left out of the Classic due to injuries.
Announcement of Real Madrid
Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Andriy Lunin and Luis López.
Defenses: Dani Carvajal, Éder Militão, David Alaba, Jesús Vallejo, Nacho, Marcelo and Ferland Mendy.
Midfielders: Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Federico Valverde, Lucas Vázquez, Eduardo Camavinga and Antonio Blanco.
Forwards: Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo and Mariano Díaz. (Bolavip)