the compositions have fallen, with some surprises
The line-up of Chelsea with many changes
According to UEFA, Tuchel’s Chelsea could play in 4-3-3. Several players are emerging from the first leg: Alonso on the left side, Loftus-Cheek and Kovacic in the middle, Werner in attack. Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Pulisic and Ziyech are substitutes. Lukaku, injured, is forfeited. Note that Kanté is captain.
Chelsea XI: Mendy – James, Silva, Rüdiger, Alonso – Kanté, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic – Mount, Havertz, Werner.
Subs: Kepa, Bettinelli, Christensen, Jorginho, Pulisic, Chalobah, Saul, Ziyech, Azpilicueta, Sarr, Vale.
The composition of Real has already fallen
Only one change from the first leg: Nacho replaces Militao, suspended.
Real’s eleven: Courtois – Carvajal, Nacho, Alaba, Mendy – Modric, Casemiro, Kroos – Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Júnior.
…and supported by Ronaldo
In an interview with Sky Italia, former Brazilian striker Ronaldo pleaded for Karim Benzema in the race for the Ballon d’Or, which he himself won in 1997 and 2002. « He deserves the Ballon d’Or, I’ve been saying it for years and I’ve been criticized for it, he explains. But he deserves it, he’s a great striker. »
KB9 has 11 goals in 8 C1 games this season, including two hat-tricks in the last two games, against PSG in the round of 16 second leg and Chelsea in the quarter-final first leg.
Benzema in the race for the Ballon d’Or…
After the rule change announced by France Football, the 2022 Ballon d’Or will be determined at the end of the current season. And not at the end of the year. At the start of spring, several attackers stand out among the candidates. The opportunity to compare the stats of Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappé, Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah.
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