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Real Madrid announce heavy defeat before Champions League start



Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal will miss Wednesday’s Champions League debut against Union Berlin, manager Carlo Ancelotti announced on Tuesday.

“He’s overloaded. We wanted him to rest. We’ll carry out tests,” Ancelotti said at the pre-match press conference.

“He is feeling very well, so we don’t think it is serious,” added Merengue, who did not rule out the Spain international’s participation in next weekend’s league derby against Atlético Madrid.

“As of today, he has the option to play on Sunday. The player feels very good,” he asserted.

Ancelotti has announced that Lucas Vázquez will be his substitute for Real Madrid’s match against Union Berlin on Wednesday, which begins a “special tournament”.

“We want to get off to a good start in the group stage. Tomorrow we have a chance to play at home against a well-organised, strong and solid rival. We need an intense game,” said Ancelotti. Ta.

The Italian coach has made it clear that he sees reigning champions Manchester City as favorites to win the title.

“City are the favorites because they have the team that won last year. There are some surprises at the end of the Champions League, but City can be the favorites today,” he said.

Regarding the team, he asserted, “Our goal is to fight until the end.I think we can say without feeling too much pressure that we have to make it to the finals.”

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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