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Official: Real Madrid squad list to face Braga | UEFA Champions League

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Real Madrid gear up to host SC Braga in matchday four of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League tomorrow night at the Santiago Bernabeu.

A win against the Portuguese club would guarantee the Merengues’ progression to the knockout stages of the competition.

Ahead of the contest, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has released the squad list of players he will have at his disposal for the contest.

And, in a huge positive, star midfielder Jude Bellingham features on the list even though there were some doubts about his availability due to a shoulder issue.

It does not, however, guarantee that the 20-year-old will take the field against Braga, but his inclusion on the squad list confirms that the possibility is not out of the question.

Arda Guler once again makes it to the list, for only the second time since joining Real Madrid in the summer and could finally make his debut tomorrow.

Nico Paz is another young talent to watch out for on the squad list and the Castilla prospect could also get some minutes if things go Madrid’s way.

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  1. mcMillee

    November 8, 2023 at 10:24 am

    I don’t know how, But I want this to get to vini jnr or the board of real Madrid that, he’s a very good footballer with no doubt in my mind BUT BUT,he needed to focused more on the game than always listening to the fans and he should also be more feasible with the ball when he’s in control and never try to always fall with a very slighers push from the defenders. I think he should watch he’s idols and people or predecessors who used to play same position as he’s occupying now. Please please this should get to him.

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Real Madrid midfielder set for a change in roles heading into the new season

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Federico Valverde, the dynamic midfielder for Real Madrid, is once again on the cusp of adapting to a new role under the guidance of coach Carlo Ancelotti, reports Mario Calderon for Mundo Deportivo

Valverde’s remarkable versatility has been a key asset for Real Madrid, allowing him to excel in various positions on the field. This adaptability has been crucial for the team, and it seems another transformation is on the horizon for the 25-year-old Uruguayan.

The team chances and so does Valverde

His potential shift in role comes amid changes within the team, notably the reassignment of the number ‘8’ shirt to Toni Kroos. 

The German midfielder’s responsibility for constructing the game will likely be shared among several players to ensure a seamless transition.

Here, Valverde’s ability to quickly grasp new concepts will be a significant advantage for both him and Ancelotti. Even during the current period, with many players still absent, Ancelotti is already strategizing on how to best integrate everyone into the team dynamics without compromising performance.

Federico Valverde might play a different role at Real Madrid next season. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Marcelo Bielsa must be credited

Valverde’s recent experiences with the Uruguayan national team in the Copa America under coach Marcelo Bielsa have further honed his skills. 

Bielsa entrusted Valverde with the captain’s armband and deployed him in a deeper role, where he was responsible for initiating plays from the back alongside his teammate, PSG’s young pivot, Manuel Ugarte. 

This experience has enriched Valverde’s understanding of the game, adding another layer to his already impressive skill set.

As the new season approaches, Valverde will need to re-establish himself in whatever role Ancelotti deems fit—be it as a winger, a pivot, or even a full-back, a position he has previously played under former coach Zinedine Zidane. 

Regardless of where he is positioned, Valverde’s importance to the team is undeniable. His versatility, coupled with his ability to adapt quickly, makes him a pivotal player for Real Madrid’s upcoming campaign.

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