Before duel with Mancity: Ancelotti worries about Alaba and Casemiro

Whether central defender David Alaba can participate against the Skyblues after slight adductor problems and midfielder Casemiro on Tuesday (9 p.m., live! At adductor problems), "will only be shown in the final training session," said Ancelotti. Casemiro is more questionable for the first leg than colleague Alaba. If the Brazilian does not report fit in time, "he will definitely be there in the second leg".

Ancelotti looks real for the cracker

But before the Ancelotti-Elf thinks about the second leg, the difficult guest performance in the Etihad Stadium is initially on the program. Ancelotti got the emotional and sporting starting position quite well to the point: "On the one hand, we are about to get into the final of the most important competition, on the other hand we meet again for a very strong opponent."

Because: For Real, City is the third Brocken in a row. PSG switched off the Madrilenen in the round of 16 before the defending champion FC Chelsea, coached by Thomas Tuchel, on the white ballet in the quarter -finals. Ancelotti therefore emphasized that "we are used to these caliber and already kept the upper hand against favorites of this competition. We are prepared for the duel with Manchester City."

After that, it didn't actually look before the start of the season. Real Madrid were only given any little chances in the premier class a word to have the title. The 62 -year -old also remembers these words quite well: "Nobody had thought that we were in the semifinals. I have always said that we will keep up and fight - that is certain," said the Italian of his team full trust.

A success is only the participation in the final

The history of the association also plays an important role. On the one hand, the pressure of the success on a club like Real Madrid always weighs, which is why "due to our history, only reaching the final game" as such can be booked. But with this, the players naturally also know "what it means to wear the real jersey. This consciousness is very positive and helps us."


Place each game as if it were the last and everything to win.

Fede Valverde about the motto of Real Madrid

This responsibility is also aware of midfielder Fede Valverde. "To contest every game as if it were the last and everything," is the orientation of the current La-Liga table leader and at the same time a "part of the story". With the sober and less emotional look into the past, some real supporters also become noisy. Because: When Real Madrid met Mancity in the 2015/16 season, the Madrilenen got the Henkelpott.


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