Strongest Real Madrid Lineup To Face Wolfsburg: Carvajal In, Danilo Out

After the club’s great victory against Barcelona, Real Madrid was stunned by the German side their first leg of Champion’s League Quarter Finals as they were beaten by 2 goals to nil. No one would have expected the result but Wolfsburg showed why they are counted as one of the heavyweights in Europe.

Ricardo Rodriguez gave the German side a lead through a penalty and then Max Arnold gave a cushion and made it 2 nil for the hosts. Real Madrid will look to bounce back stronger at Bernabeu to keep their Champions league dream alive.

Real Madrid’s predicted Lineup against Wolfsburg-

Goalkeeper: Keylor Navas-

Played a very major role in Madrid’s slumping defeat where he made a fine save to deny Max Kruse in the dying minutes of the game. With no more deserving candidates for this position, the Costa Rican will surely start for Zidane in their next fixture of Champions League.

Defence: Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo-

Carvajal could replace the Brazilian Danilo as he had one of the worst games for the club. He was beaten very easily by the pace and skills of Draxler many times and that caused many problems for the player. With Varane still out injured, this Portuguese centre-back might be starting yet again. He was defensively very poor and kept too much space in Real’s penalty area. Ramos and Marcelo, on the other hand, are the players to be blamed for Wolfsburg’s second goal but will surely perform well at home and are the deserving candidates for the position.


Midfield: Casemiro, Modric, James-

Casemiro, who gave away the penalty to the hosts, might get his start. Was great against Eibar where he patrolled the area in front of the back four and covered the spaces left. He needs some practice in his passing but defensively he is improving a lot. Modric, on the other hand, didn’t start against Eibar and also had a frustrating game against Wolfsburg. But he is the player who supports the frontline of the team. Could well be called as an Engine of the team, James Rodrigues might start in their next match. Scored the opener against Eibar with a wonderful free-kick. Kross is technically sweet and stronger than him. But as Real will be looking to score the goals, this Columbian will help the case for the team.

Striker: Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo-

Neither Bale nor Benzema started for the club in their weekend’s game against Eibar but surely will be starting this time out. Benzema had a great opportunity to score the goal against the Germans but, he fired his header wide and then struggled a lot against Dante and Naldo. Wolfsburg arranged their backline in such a manner that even Cristiano Ronaldo was unable to find a breakthrough. As Wolfsburg will be coming to defend their lead at Bernabeu, these three will have a tough task of scoring the goals.

Written by Swapnil Bhopatkar

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