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Ancelotti: Doubts about the participation of 3 key players in the City game

Reports indicate that Real Madrid won’t risk the participation of 3 key players in this week’s La Liga match against Getafe in order to rest them ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that the participation of the influential Real Madrid trio of Karim Benzema, Rodrigo and David Alaba in next week’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City, is very debatable.

Real Madrid and Manchester City tied the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu 1-1 but the team suffered a blow when Benzema, Rodrigo and Alaba did not train on Saturday.

Coach Ancelotti has confirmed that he won’t risk any of the trios’ participation in Saturday’s game against Getafe in ‘La Liga’ fixtures, nor can he provide any guarantees as to their preparation for the match. face City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester in the second leg. Wednesday.

“We are very good,” Ancelotti said. “We have doubts about some of the injured footballers in Tuesday’s game. Benzema, Alaba and Rodrigo are yet to recover from their injuries.

He continued: “Dani Ceballos and Ferland Mendy will come back and they can play on Saturday. The team is good and motivated to win. Players who are surrounded by doubts in Saturday’s game will not play… and the task is to collect them before the game against City.”

Ancelotti will also host Eder Militao again for the second leg and has confirmed he does not intend to fully rest the other players, including goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Vinicius Junior.

He said: “Courtois will play on Saturday…and Vinicius too. I don’t know if he’s been from the start but he will play…Saturday’s game demands a lot from us against a team that is struggling not to go down “We need fitness and energy. But we will have a competitive team.”

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