Bad news for Xavi: Andreas Christensen finally did not recover, so he will start the game from the bench

Andreas Christensen finally did not recover in time from the ankle blow he suffered last Wednesday in training, so he will start the game from the bench, AS has learned. The Danish central defender still woke up with pain in his ankle, so both the doctors and the coaches decided to reserve him, thinking about the next games that Barcelona has. Despite the fact that the possibility of infiltrating him was considered, in the end, it was decided not to force and leave him on the bench.


Thus, everything indicates that Marcos Alonso will be the substitute to occupy the place of the left center. Ronald Araújo will occupy the right wing, with the main objective of stopping Vinicius, accompanied by Jules Koundé, who will play central defender this time, and Alejandro Balde, on the left.

The option Marcos Alonso wins integers ahead of Eric Garcia: the coaches look for power and physicality in the air game and in set pieces, where Real Madrid has great potential.

Thus, the eleven that Xavi will line up tonight at the Bernabéu points to Ter Stegen under the sticks, with Araújo, Koundé, Marcos Alonso, and Balde; a midfield with Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, and Franck Kessié, and with Raphinha, Ferran, and Gavi, in the attack.

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