It’s the penultimate matchday in La Liga as Real Madrid travel to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan to take on Sevilla. Madrid are looking to secure second place in the league after Barcelona officially won it on matchday 34, while Sevilla are trying to fight for a place in the UEFA Conference League.
With several players injured, Carlo Ancelotti has rotated his side heavily. The attack, in fact, only consists of Rodrygo as a natural attacker. He will spearhead what presumably looks like a 4-2-3-1.
In midfield, Luka Modric can be assumed to take on the no. 10 role, with Federico Valverde manning the right-wing position. Dani Ceballos also gets the nod, most likely as the left-winger.
Toni Kroos and Aurelien Tchouameni will take the responsibility as the double pivot, screening David Alaba and Eder Militao in central defence.
Lucas Vazquez has been handed a start in Daniel Carvajal’s absence as the left-back, while Ferland Mendy retains his spot as the left-back. Finally, Thibaut Courtois holds the fort in goal.
Confirmed Madrid XI: Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Modric, Ceballos; Rodrygo
Real Madrid prodigy eager to make his debut as he closes in on return from injury
Real Madrid’s start to the season has been nothing short of exemplary. The Merengues have won every game since the dawn of the campaign, going unbeaten over the course of six games.
However, coach Carlo Ancelotti has yet to unearth the maximum potential of his squad, as injuries to key players and some notable absentees have prevented Real Madrid from flexing their muscles.
Arriving this summer on a six-year contract, Arda Guler has not been fortuitous enough to don the Royal White jersey yet, owing to a knee injury he endured early in the pre-season tour of the US.
But after missing out on the initial stages of the campaign, his return is closer than ever.
Arda Guler aching to make his debut
Indeed, as per Diario AS, he has fully recovered from his injury and is close to playing his first match for Real Madrid.
The Turkish sensation cannot wait to play and apparently will be back with the group on Monday as he can finally shake off the rust and be reintegrated within the squad dynamics.
Guler has missed some important games in La Liga thus far, as well as the Champions League opener versus Union Berlin, which Madrid won with a late Bellingham strike.
However, the season is still long, and the 18-year-old will finally be able to participate in the upcoming matches, with El Clasico also on the horizon.
After a thorough investigation, the Madrid sports management came to the conclusion that Guler would be a suitable attacking addition who is poised to fit the team dynamics like a glove.
As a result, everyone at the club is excitedly anticipating his return from injury because he will have plenty of possibilities this season.
The player garnered immense attention in the summer transfer window and Real Madrid are thus looking forward to seeing him in action.