RB Leipzig – Real Madrid: Schedule, lineups and where to watch the Champions League match, live

He real Madrid The path to the ‘fifteenth’ begins this Tuesday in Leipzig (Germany), a journey whose first stop will have the RB Leipzig of Dani Olmo as a threat. The king of the Champions League resumes his fetish competition and does so after dealing an almost definitive blow to LaLiga after beating Girona and dropping Míchel’s team to five points plus the goal average. He lands Ancelotti’s team launched and, probably, in the best moment of the season.

As if it were a Swiss clock, Real Madrid has adjusted all its mechanisms just before the chords of lto Champions League, that competition where the white team competes and wins like no other. The only negative news for Ancelotti is the ankle injury of Jude Bellingham. The German midfielder misses the first leg of the round of 16 against Leipzig and opens the door to the eleven for a Brahma which has grown exponentially since his return to Chamartín.

The positive note is Nacho’s recovery, a reinforcement for a depleted defensive line. Courtois, Alaba and Militao are still absent, Rüdiger does not arrive on time either. Thus, Aurélien Tchouaméni He will continue to act as center, Carletto’s emergency solution, together with Nacho. The sides are reserved for Carvajal and Mendy.

Possible lineups for RB Leipzig and Real Madrid

Ancelotti is forced to resolve several questions in his starting eleven at the RB Arena in Leipzig. The first in the goal, where Andriy Lunin has settled but the Italian coach has maintained the discourse of rotation in competitions. It should be the turn of Kepa Arrizabalaga but the Italian did not want to confirm whether or not there will be a change between the sticks.

Toni Kroos will be in charge of operations in the center of the field, with Eduardo Camavinga and Fede Valverde as squires.

The other question is the name of the player who will take Jude Bellingham’s place. The natural replacement is Brahim Díaz as a playmaker, but Ancelotti is studying the option of including Joselu Mato as a pure 9. He plans a possible return to 4-3-3 as a variant. Vinícius and Rodrygo are fixed in the attack.

He RB Leipzig He arrives at the game in a phase in which the results are not being given and in which he has ended up staying out of the Champions League positions in the ‘Bundesliga’ for the moment. In the last four games, Leipzig has achieved only one victory, one draw and two defeats, against Stuttgart (5-2) and Bayer Leverkusen (2-3).

Probable RB Leipzig lineups: Gulacsi; Henrichs, Klostermann, Orban, Raum; Seiwald, Schlager; Dani Olmo, Xavi Simón; Openda and Sesko.

Real Madrid probable lineups: Kepa or Lunin; Carvajal, Tchouaméni, Nacho, Mendy; Camavinga, Kroos, Fede Valverde, Brahim; Vinícius and Rodrygo.

Schedule and where to watch Leipzig – Real Madrid

He RB Leipzig – Real Madrid, the first leg of the round of 16 of the 2023-24 Champions League, will be played on Tuesday, February 13 at 9:00 p.m. (peninsular time) at the Red Bull Arena. The Champions League match can be followed live on the Antena 3 Deportes websitewhere you can consult the preview, the official elevens, the last hour and the chronicle of Leipzig – Real Madrid.

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