Real Madrid predicted lineup vs RB Leipzig - Champions League

  • Real Madrid take a 1-0 lead into Wednesday's second leg vs RB Leipzig
  • Jude Bellingham missed first leg win but is once again available
  • No fresh injury concerns for manager Carlo Ancelotti

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This may not be a vintage Real Madrid outfit, but it's nonetheless one capable of winning La Liga at a canter and enjoying a deep Champions League run.

They surrendered chance after chance in their round of 16 first leg against RB Leipzig, but one sequence of magic means Madrid hold a 1-0 advantage heading into Wednesday's second leg.

Carlo Ancelotti can once again call upon Jude Bellingham's services after he missed the trip to Saxony and the Italian is poised to welcome back long-term absentees Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao for crunch time presuming the Spaniards advance.

Here's how Madrid could line up against Leipzig on Wednesday.


Real Madrid predicted lineup vs RB Leipzig (4-3-1-2)

Jude Bellingham
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GK: Andriy Lunin - The Ukrainian played a crucial role in Madrid's first-leg win and has sailed past Kepa Arrizabalaga in the depth chart.

RB: Dani Carvajal - The veteran produced a mixed showing at the Mestalla but there are no doubts about his status in the side.

CB: Antonio Rudiger - The German missed the first leg due to injury but he's been back in action for the past few weeks and is a shoo-in to start on Wednesday.

CB: Nacho Fernandez - Nacho has drifted in and out of the team amid a pretty indifferent season from the new Madrid skipper. He could be rotated back into the fold in midweek after coming off the bench late on at the Mestalla.

LB: Ferland Mendy - With Alphonso Davies set to join Madrid this summer, Mendy could be put on the chopping block. He's currently playing for his Madrid career.

DM: Eduardo Camavinga - How often has Camavinga stepped up under the bright lights of Champions League football? The Frenchman was superb in Saxony and he'll need to produce a similarly brilliant display to tame Leipzig's creative threats.

CM: Toni Kroos - The mature head is likely to start alongside Camavinga when Madrid have the ball to aid their build-up.

CM: Federico Valverde - The ubiquitous Uruguayan is not going to be left out of a game of this magnitude. He's played considerably more minutes than any other Madrid player this season.

AM: Jude Bellingham - Brahim may have produced the moment three weeks ago, but Bellingham is not going to drop out of the side to accommodate the Spaniard.

ST: Rodrygo - Joselu returned much earlier than expected from an ankle injury, but he'll likely remain on the bench. Rodrygo has played more minutes than any Madrid player in the Champions League this term, notching three goals and two assists.

ST: Vinicius Junior - Vengeance was in the air at the weekend as Vinicius scored twice against Valencia. He'll be hoping to continue his rich vein of form in midweek and catapult Madrid into the quarter-finals.


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