Real Madrid face Getafe on Saturday night, on the weekend where Barcelona can become La Liga champions. The title is all but officially lost.
Ahead of the game, reports indicate that Carlo Ancelotti will rest his key players ahead of the return leg vs Manchester City on Wednesday night for a place in the Champions League final.
Benzema and Vinicius are expected to be rested, as per AS. The two key men in Real Madrid’s attack should be energised for the mouth-watering Champions League clash.
Dani Ceballos is still injured and is not expected to feature in Saturday’s game, but has chances to return to the match day squad vs Manchester City.
The likes of Lunin, Vallejo, Odriozola and Lucas Vazquez are expected to start against Getafe, according to MARCA to give rest to key players in Ancelotti’s backline.
Ferland Mendy trained ahead of the game against Getafe with his team-mates and could receive ‘some minutes’ on Saturday night, as per ABC Deportes.
A source close to Carlo Ancelotti has revealed to RadioMARCA that the Italian is expected to change his starting XI from the first leg vs Manchester City for the second leg.
The report states he will change to a 4-4-2, with Camavinga returning to the midfield and Rodrygo used as the ‘game changer’ of the bench. These reports have not yet been confirmed, of course.
According to MARCA’s prediction, Hazard – Mariano – Asensio is expected to be the forward line for the Saturday’s meeting.