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Official: Real Madrid starting lineup against Cadiz
Cadiz are set to host Real Madrid at the Estadio Ramon de Carranza for the penultimate gameweek of the season tonight, and have lined up like a team looking for a win despite wrapping up the title.
Andriy Lunin starts in goal instead of Thibaut Courtois, who did not make the cut for the squad list due to illness. Eder Militao retains his spot alongside Jesus Vallejo starting in the heart of the defence.
Lucas Vazquez and Nacho Fernandez, meanwhile, start as the fullbacks on the right and left respectively.
Only Federico Valverde keeps his spot in the midfield trident as Casemiro replaces Eduardo Camavinga as the defensive midfielder. Luka Modric is not on the bench either, as Toni Kroos will assume responsibility as the third midfielder.
Interestingly enough, Karim Benzema is not in the squad for this game. Mariano takes his place as the striker, while Rodrygo and Marco Asensio round off the lineup on the left and right-wing respectively.
📋✅ Our starting 𝗫𝗜 🆚 @Cadiz_CFEN! #CádizRealMadrid pic.twitter.com/lYF64z3nab— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) May 15, 2022
Confirmed Madrid XI: Lunin; Vazquez, Militao, Vallejo, Nacho; Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos; Asensio, Mariano, Rodrygo
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Real Madrid offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker, one of 4-5 names on radar
There is no secret that Real Madrid might consider a move for a new striker in the coming summer. With Karim Benzema slowly nearing the end of his career, the club are looking for a viable alternative ahead of the new season.
Carlo Ancelotti has been left impressed by the performances of Rodrygo in the centre forward position. But the club could still use the services of a more recognised option in the number nine position.
The Spanish giants are reportedly assessing La Liga for a potential low-cost option. But they are also open to looking through in other leagues, in their bid to add more depth in the attacking department.
To that end, Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid are eyeing a swoop for Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool star has become the latest player to be shortlisted by Los Blancos, with his current contract at Liverpool expiring at the end of the season.
Formerly of TSG Hoffenheim, Firmino has a stellar track record of performing in Europe. He has scored 110 goals in 361 competitive matches during his time at Liverpool, winning the Premier League and the Champions League title.
A centre forward by trade, Roberto is known for his tactical flexibility and the ability to shift into wider areas to build up the player.
It makes him an appealing target for Real Madrid, who would prefer a versatile striker in their ranks that can not only provide cover for Benzema but also the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.
Real Madrid, though, are yet to hold any discussions with Roberto Firmino just yet. He has just been added to the list of targets and one would expect the Spanish giants to make a move once the season is over and the player becomes a free agent.