The first leg in Paris left two bad news for Real Madrid: the result and the yellow ones to Mendy and Casemiro, who carried a sanctionwhat will prevent Ancelotti from having two of his undisputed starters for the match that will decide the Champions League round of 16 tie against PSG this Wednesday at the Bernabéu, with the pass to the quarterfinals at stake. The Italian coach is also keeping an eye on the condition of Toni Kroos, who missed the game against Real Sociedad due to hamstring discomfort and was still training in the gym this Sunday.
The Madrid coach will thus have to rebuild both his defense and midfield to welcome PSG. The solution for the rearguard, precedents of this season in hand, seems crystal clear, with the entry of Nacho in eleven. The unknown is whether Ancelotti will place the academy player on the left side or, as he has done in other games, he will move Alaba to the side and Nacho forms a central pair with Militao.
The center of the field presents more doubts, because Added to the puzzle of how to counteract Casemiro’s loss, both in choosing his replacement and in who performs the functions of the Brazilian, is the uncertainty of Kroos’ contest. Valverde, who did not play against Real while convalescing from the flu, seems the first alternative, while if the German does not arrive in good condition for the game, the one who can enter the scene is Camavinga, starter (and scorer) against Real Sociedad.
The goal and the attack trident do seem out of the question. Courtois, who in the first leg saved Messi a penalty, will be the guardian of the white goal. The task of the comeback is entrusted to Asensio, Benzema and Vinicius, who have each reached ten goals this season.
Possible eleven of Real Madrid for the second leg of the Champions League against PSG
Thus, the possible eleven that Carlo Ancelotti can line up against PSG is made up of: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Alaba; Valverde, Kroos or Camavinga, Modric; Asensio, Benzema and Vinicius.
And you, what eleven would you put on Wednesday against PSG at the Bernabéu?