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Real Madrid ace was not 100% fit for the Manchester City clash – report



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Real Madrid’s hopes of retaining their UEFA Champions League withered away last night as they suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in the semifinals.

The Premier League champions booked a ticket to the final, following a 5-1 aggregate win over Los Blancos. As the scoreline suggests, it was not a good night for the Spanish giants as they were lacklustre and were beaten by Man City in every aspect.

One of the players who struggled to perform was Eduardo Camavinga. Starting at left-back, the youngster was not able to make an impact and was constantly outplayed by his counterparts.

According to Diario AS, Camavinga’s performance made it evident that the player was far from fit on the night. He was, after all, coming on the back of a knock he incurred against Getafe in the last match.

The Frenchman twisted his ankle and asked to be substituted in the 84th minute, even though Carlo Ancelotti had already assigned Marco Asensio as his fifth sub. Confusion ensued when Asensio was asked to stay on the pitch so that Camavinga can be brought off.

This led Getafe to file an official complaint to RFEF’s Competition Commission. If the complaint is upheld, Real Madrid will be handed a 3-0 defeat.

Ancelotti, meanwhile, should deserve some of the blame for the calamity yesterday. The Real Madrid coach was the first one to rule out Camavinga’s injury soon after the Getafe match and insisted that he will start against Manchester City.

But following the Frenchman’s shoddy performance and lack of fitness on the night, it appears Ancelotti would have been better advised to start someone else, such as Ferland Mendy, who had recovered from his injury at the weekend.

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Real Madrid plan to hold talks with Chelsea over €60 million-rated German international



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Kai Havertz has emerged as the latest target for Real Madrid as they look to beef up the attacking unit ahead of the new season.

The club are bracing themselves for the loss of Marco Asensio, who is reportedly closing in on a move to Paris Saint-Germain. Even Dani Ceballos is facing an uncertain future at Santiago Bernabeu, though the club are making a last-gasp effort to keep hold of the midfielder.

In order to mitigate the losses, Real Madrid are planning to bring in a new attacker, with Havertz emerging as a potential candidate.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Real Madrid’s plan is to hold talks with Chelsea in the next few weeks, over the possibility of Havertz’s move to the Bernabeu.

The Premier League giants seek good money for the German international, but do not consider him ‘untouchable’. The player, after all, has endured a difficult season, where his productivity has been questioned.

The former Bayer Leverkusen starlet has netted seven goals in the Premier League this past season, but the number could have easily breached the 15 mark if the forward had successfully converted most of his chances.

Chelsea, therefore, are ready to offload the German ahead of the new season. The Blues had signed the young playmaker in the summer of 2020, for an astounding €80 million. But the move has not paid off at all, with the player scoring just 32 goals in 139 appearances.

Chelsea are now keen on recouping some of that investment by asking big money for Havertz this summer. Real Madrid, for their part, are not exactly clear how much they should spend on the German, but they appear ready to take the gamble on the player.

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