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Three Real Madrid players on the verge of suspension ahead of Cadiz clash

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Carlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid do not have much to play for in La Liga after sealing the title with their win over Espanyol.

All eyes are now on the Champions League final against Liverpool, and the manager is expected to rest key players in the league games in preparation for the same.

Los Blancos face Cadiz in an early kickoff tonight at the Estadio Ramon de Carranza. Ancelotti will be without the services of David Alaba, Marcelo, Dani Ceballos, Dani Carvajal, and Marco Asensio on the night through injury, but also risks losing players to suspension.

Eduardo Camavinga, Toni Kroos, and Ferland Mendy find themself on four yellow cards at the moment. If they are booked against Cadiz, they will miss the final league clash against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Needless to say, there will be no repercussions if Real Madrid lose on the final matchday too. Yet, the manager would want to have his best team against Los Verdiblancos to keep his men match-fit for the Champions League final.

Though Ancelotti has preferred to rotate his squad, all three players are expected to start on the night. Marcelo’s injury forces Mendy to play a part from the opening whistle.

Meanwhile, Camavinga has become a regular player under Ancelotti in these closing games and is expected to start alongside Kroos and Federico Valverde.

Cadiz currently sit on 35 points, just two points clear of the relegation zone. The hosts need a win on the night, and will not make it easy for the champions at their own den.

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UFC Champion to kick off Real Madrid vs Sevilla, sends message to Mbappe: “Lucky to play for the best club in the world”

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Coming on the back of his triumph at UFC, Featherweight champion Ilia Topuria has announced he will take honorary kick-off in the upcoming Real Madrid vs Sevilla in La Liga this weekend.

Topuria confirmed this in a recent press conference in the Spanish capital this midweek.

A self-proclaimed Madridista, Topuria expressed his deep connection with the club and even sent a message to Kylian Mbappe, who is widely expected to join the club on a free transfer this summer.

Ilia Topuria: A hardcore Madridista

Ilia Topuria did not hold back his affection for Real Madrid, stating, “For me, the team that represents the values ​​of Spain the most is Real Madrid.”

The Georgian-Spaniard UFC champion went on to confirm that he will meet Florentino Perez on Sunday and take the kick-off.

“I’m going to meet Florentino Perez on Sunday and take the kick-off,” he said (h/t Mundo Deportivo).

Topuria triumphed over Volkanovski last Saturday. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Although born in Germany, Topuria made Spain proud last Saturday when he beat Alexander Volkanovski in the second round. In the process, he became the first fighter from Spain to capture a UFC belt.

Topuria’s triumph has granted him overnight success in Spain, with the 27-year-old even becoming a cultural icon for many.

Topuria’s message for Mbappe

Other than professing his love for Real Madrid, Ilia Topuria also had a message for Mbappe.

When asked about the Frenchman potentially joining Real Madrid this summer, he said, “Welcome. He’s lucky to play for the best club in the world.”

Real Madrid, for their part, also congratulated Topuria on his triumph. “Congratulations on your historic triumph for Spanish sport, Ilia Topuria. We are proud that a great Real Madrid fan like you becomes UFC world champion,” the club posted on X.

Real Madrid fans, meanwhile, will be excited to witness Topuria taking the honorary kickoff as Los Blancos take on Sevilla this weekend, with three crucial points on the line.

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