Las Vegas, and nothing less than a classic, offers the possibility of see Real Madrid 2022-2023 in action for the first time. Ee project for the Sextete Challenge and the defense of the League, Champions and Spanish Super Cup titles. After two weeks of pre-season between Madrid and Los Angeles, the Allegiant Stadium in the city of gambling welcomes the coming out of Ancelotti’s team.
A first test which will be the time for that, for the tests. And distribution of minutes. The starting XI fielded by the Madrid coach will look nothing like the one that finishes the game against the Catalans. Maybe not even the one who has it after going through the locker room. These are all assumptions. What is almost certain is that you will be able to see the only two signings with which the European champion has been reinforced, Rüdiger and Tchouameni. And that in the carousel of changes, it is not a question of forcing the machine, a good handful of the 27 members of the white expedition will have their chance. Maybe it’s a chance to see Danger in this facet of 9 in which Ancelotti wants to welcome him as a replacement for Benzema. How many minutes does the Frenchman last on the lawn, the last to join the white pre-season (he has already joined the circuit and only participated in four training sessions with the rest of the group), is one of the game unknowns.
The pre-season has already claimed its first victim. Carvajal sprained his ankle on Thursday which will prevent him from having the first minutes of the course. That same day, Hazard scared, who didn’t complete one of the day’s sessions due to muscle overload. The Belgian, however, resumed training on Friday and will be able to play in the Clásico.
Real Madrid’s starting line-up in the friendly match against Barcelona
With all the doubts and precautions on the table, the possible XI that Ancelotti should start for the Clásico against Barcelona in Las Vegas is made up of: Courtois, Odriozola, Militao, Rüdiger, Alaba; Ceballos, Tchouameni, Kroos; Rodrygo, Benzema and Vinicius.
Ancelotti took 28 players on tour to the United States. They complete the white expedition: Lunin, Luis López, Lucas Cañizares, Lucas Vázquez, Vinicius Tobías, Nacho, Vallejo, Mendy, Casemiro, Modric, Camavinga, Valverde, Asensio, Hazard and Latasa, in addition to injured Carvajal, gives up for the game. They will be joined on Sunday by Borja Mayoral, who was unable to travel with the rest of the team due to a problem with the deadlines imposed by the American authorities in the vaccination schedule.