One of the things he did best manchester city in the first leg against Real Madrid was to take advantage of the absence of casemiro in the center of the field. With kroos in the ‘5’ position, Guardiola squeezed that area with De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Mahrez, who left the right wing to position himself between the German and the central defenders. Madrid suffered defensively and Ancelotti missed Casemiro more than ever, with a hamstring injury.

For the return, Guardiola you have to change plans. Because I know that Casemiro will be there. The Brazilian has already overcome his physical problems and after testing himself in the central position against español, be a starter against City. The fundamental return of a player who, in the words of his coach, “always brings experience, character and quality to the team.” Protagonist in the four Champions achieved between 2014 and 2018, his return seems vital for the comeback to give balance to the team in the most decisive event for Madrid this season.

“His return is going to help us, it reinforces the defensive aspect, in which we have to improve, also in collective commitment, move better as a block, be more compact… We have worked on the defensive aspect and I think we can see improvement”, Ancelotti announced in the press conference prior to the match, without hiding that the return of Case injects optimism into the team. Shadow captain, leader on and off the field, the presence of the Brazilian is essential.

present in 43 games this season, the team has been victorious in 30 of these meetings. His contribution is capital despite the fact that this year the team has survived in some of the duels in which he was absent. He missed the second leg against PSG and the league duel against Sevilla and Ancelotti’s men were victorious, but on these types of nights with strong legs, the Italian always lives more calmly if the ’14’ is in midfield

what’s more kroos breathe better if you have casemiro by his side The German has suffered in the ‘5’ position in the Champions League and Camavinga has had to come to the rescue on more than one occasion. On this occasion, Ancelotti will have CMK and Fede Valverde will also play to fill the midfield.

The Uruguayan wins the match against Rodrygo in the starting eleven despite the fact that the Brazilian is in great form, but he sees it more as a shock in this duel than at the start. The energy and the arrival of Fede have been decisive in all the days champions Y Ancelotti will not abandon them. With Fede and Casemiro, Carletto hopes that City’s game will not be as fluid.

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