After his incredible performance in the 1st leg, Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed after Getafe’s game that Antonio Rüdiger will start against Man. City at the Etihad. A big night is awaiting the German since this could be his chance of cementing a spot in the Starting XI in big games.
Rüdiger started against Man. City in the 1st leg due to Militão’s suspension. Pre match, there were some doubts regarding the German and how he will fare against the Norwegian star Erling Haaland. And It’s safe to say, he put all the doubts to bed.
Rüdiger gave Haaland a very hard time at the Bernabéu and made the Norwegian’s presence unknown. Madridistas were very happy with his performance and it’s clear that the club and the coaching staff shared the same feeling.
It remains to be seen who will accompany Rüdiger in the defense, The Italian coach has a variety of choices. The most likely one could be Alaba-Rüdiger-Militão-Carvajal.
Antonio Rüdiger’s Wednesday night will be a big one. He could buy himself a ticket to the final’s starting XI if The Merengues end up qualifying and he plays a good match. We’re only 2 days away from finding out.
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