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Carlo Ancelotti set to make a lot of rotations for Real Madrid vs Getafe

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After a 1-1 draw with Manchester City in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals, Real Madrid will look to get back to winning ways as they take on Getafe on Saturday.

However, as per MARCA, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is poised to make a set of changes to the starting eleven, as he keeps one eye on next week’s second-leg tie against Manchester City, where Los Blancos must secure a win in order to qualify for the final.

The Getafe tie will be inconsequential for Real Madrid, as Barcelona are just one win away from securing the league title, Therefore, coach Ancelotti will introduce a host of changes to the starting eleven.

As per the report, all the regulars such as Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior are likely to be rested. Ancelotti also has plans to introduce the 4-4-2 formation against City, in order to add more solidity to the team.

Nevertheless, for the Getafe tie, the Italian manager is expected to recall Andriy Lunin in between the sticks, at the expense of Thibaut Courtois. He could also fancy starting Jesus Vallejo, who has fallen behind in the pecking order this season.

Other fringe players likely to make an appearance against Getafe are Alvaro Odriozola, Eden Hazard and even Mariano Diaz. Aurelien Tchouamni could start in the middle of the park, which could be an excellent opportunity for the Frenchman to find his form.

Real Madrid’s decision to install a second-tier squad against Getafe will not go down well with some of the other Spanish teams. Indeed, Getafe are currently involved in a relegation fight, having only collected 34 points in the league.

Getafe are in the relegation zone as things stand. But due to the weakened Real Madrid team on the weekend, they would have the opportunity to secure three points, which will not go down well with the likes of Espanyol, Valencia and Real Valladolid.

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Multiple Real Madrid legends set to attend Kylian Mbappe’s presentation – report

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With the major international tournaments all wrapped up, Real Madrid fans can finally realize their dream of witnessing Kylian Mbappe take his first steps in the Santiago Bernabeu.

After much anticipation, the Frenchman’s signing was officially announced by the Merengues right after the UEFA Champions League final.

Now, the moment for his presentation is edging closer, and Real Madrid intends to make it a grand occasion befitting his talents.

Real Madrid have invited multiple legends

Indeed, according to Rodra several Real Madrid legends have been personally invited to attend Kylian Mbappe’s highly anticipated presentation at the Bernabeu tomorrow.

Their presence highlights the significance of this moment, celebrating the arrival of one of football’s brightest talents to the illustrious ranks of Real Madrid.

The player’s presentation, which is expected to be a huge event at Santiago Bernabeu on July 16th, was announced by the administration just under a week ago.

Mbappe will be presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Cup winner is the first new recruit to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu following complete renovations and thus the club aims to mark it as a special occasion.

In order to make it a memorable event, the Merengues have big plans for the presentation tomorrow.

Indeed, Mbappe will make a grand entrance at the Bernabeu, walking along a specially installed catwalk from the changing room exit to a stage set up at the North end of the stadium.

Full-house expected

All tickets for Kylian Mbappe’s presentation have been completely sold out, with not a single seat remaining, not even in the remotest corners of the venue.

Within just under 2 hours, all tickets for the event sold out, including the premium VIP seats. Priority was naturally given to club members and season ticket holders.

And now it appears some of the most iconic players from Real Madrid’s history will also be present to watch the event unfold.

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