Valverde or Rodrygo? Ancelotti unsure who to start against Manchester City

Real Madrid go into the second leg of their Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City trailing by a goal, but with confidence sky high.

On the one hand, because they have already won LaLiga Santander and have done so with almost all their players in the right frame of mind.

The consequence is that it will undoubtedly be one of the most complicated choices for Carlo Ancelotti, aware that he will have to leave players who are in great form on the bench, and players who deserve a place in the match for a place in the final in Paris.

The only certainty is that there are three players who have no chance of playing – Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic.

The case that most raises doubts for Ancelotti is that of Rodrygo Goes, who started the first leg but because of the absence of Casemiro, which left Fede Valverde in midfield.

However, with the Brazilian’s return, he’ll take his place alongside Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, so the Uruguayan could move up his position alongside Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior, or play as a fourth midfielder.

Source: Marca