OFFICIAL: Real Madrid’s 24-man squad for European contest against Liverpool

The team from the Spanish capital are hungry to put Liverpool away.

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Carlo Ancelotti has released his 24-man squad ahead of the second leg of the European tie, where his side lead 5-2.

Despite the worry that Real Madrid’s main striker Karim Benzema would miss out through an ankle problem, he has returned to the squad after spending his team’s victory over Espanyol last weekend on the sidelines.

French duo Ferland Mendy and Aurelien Tchouameni have been selected for the squad, despite being absent from recent games.

Tchouameni missed the first leg in Liverpool and so will be hoping to gain a start against the Premier League giants.

Former Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, however, has not been included in the squad.

Real Madrid squad: Courtois, Lunin, Lopez; Carvajal, Militao, Vallejo, Nacho, Odriozola, Vazquez, Rudiger, Mendy; Kroos, Modric, Camavinga, Valverde, Tchouameni, Ceballos; Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, Mariano, Alvaro.

Los Blancos’ manager has stated that despite their three-goal cushion, his team will be on the hunt for more goals.

When asked on his squad selection, Ancelotti said: “The message is clear. We don’t have to do any calculations, what we have to do is play as well as we can. We have to go into the game in the same way as we did in the first leg.

“We’re not thinking about what could happen, just playing with as much intensity and passion as we can to win the game.

“We’ve analysed what we did well and what we did badly in the first leg. We did a lot of good things, like the attacking side. We’re not going to go into the game thinking that we have the advantage, we’ll play an open game of attacking football.

“I think it’ll be an open game because Liverpool are coming here with the intention of turning the tie around. We have to play well in both areas: defending and attacking. We’re not thinking about defending, we’re thinking about attacking.”

 

 

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