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How Real Madrid could line up against Barcelona

How Real Madrid could line up against Barcelona

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has no fresh injury concerns to work around for his side’s Spanish Super Cup semi-final with Barcelona on Wednesday evening.

Dani Carvajal and Luka Jovic are both expected to be fit enough to return to the squad, but Mariano Diaz and Gareth Bale will both need assessing.

Carvajal ought to return at right-back over Lucas Vazquez if he is fit enough, as Eder Militao, David Alaba and Ferland Mendy all hold their places in the backline.

An unchanged midfield could see Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric form their formidable trio once again, leaving Eduardo Camavinga and Federico Valverde to hope for minutes from the bench.

Valverde memorably brought Alvaro Morata down when the Spaniard was clean through on goal for Atletico Madrid in the 2020 final – which Real Madrid won on penalties – but the 23-year-old is unlikely to start this one.

Fresh from scoring his 300th goal for Real Madrid – becoming only the fourth player to do so – Karim Benzema will expect to be supported by Marco Asensio and Vinicius Junior in the final third.

Real Madrid possible starting lineup: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jr

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