Spanish media recently ʀᴇᴠᴇᴀʟed some information about the squad and tactics Real Madrid will use in the second leg of the C1 semi-final against Man City here.
At dawn on May 18, Real Madrid will rematch with Man City in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final . This is considered an early final because the next team will have a great chance to win. Because in all respects, both Milan teams in the opposite branch are not as appreciated as Real Madrid or Man City.
And to prepare for the decisive match this season, Real Madrid must have special calculations after letting the opponent hold a 1-1 draw in the first leg at the Bernabeu. Most recently, Marca, which is famous for being pro-Real, has ʀᴇᴠᴇᴀʟed some information about the forces and tactics of Los Blancos before the great ᴡᴀʀ.
Specifically, in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium, coach Carlo Ancelotti will prioritize the certainty of the midfield to play against City’s solid midfield. So the choice will be for Federico Valverde to play on the right wing and Rodrygo to sit on the bench.
But the Brazilian striker will play the role of trump card. Carlo Ancelotti wants to use his students as a way to change the game when coming on from the bench. Which Rodrygo has proven time and time again
It is Man City and no one else who has been a victim of Rodrygo. Also in the second leg of the C1 semi-final last season, No. 21 entered the field from the 78th minute and helped Real Madrid remove 2 goals from only 90 to 91 minutes, thereby dragging the game into extra time before Benzema ᴋɪᴄᴋed the penalty to set the score 6. -5 overall.
This is not the first time that the Spanish side has ʀᴇᴠᴇᴀʟed its pre-match tactics. In the previous match, coach Ancelotti himself also demonstrated how to use Camavinga that when he had the ball he would go into the middle like a midfielder. And the ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ was so when the young French star had a breakthrough from home and assisted Vinicius to open the scoring in the first leg.
Marca also said that Camavinga will return in this match after suffering a minor ɪɴᴊᴜʀʏ last week . The French international is likely to start in the defensive midfield position to promote his ability to keep and recover the ball.
Accordingly, Alaba will ᴋɪᴄᴋ the left-back but operate in the tendency to bundle in to deal more cards instead of climbing the border because this player is also 31 years old. Thus, Real will play with at least 3 players in charge of the midfield, Alaba, Kroos and Modric while Camavinga and Valverde will cover the field for the seniors.
However, the key will still be that they have to score because the score is 1-1. Therefore, the role of detonators like Rodrygo and Vinicius in this match is extremely important, while Benzema will act as a “decoy” to create space for juniors.