Real Madrid vs. Valencia Preview: Arda Güler’s Injury and Bellingham’s Return spark headlines

Real Madrid: Bellingham Set to Return, Arda Güler Sidelined Again

The highly anticipated debut of Arda Güler for Real Madrid has been further delayed due to yet another injury. This marks the third injury since his arrival in Madrid. Unfortunately, Güler will not be able to play against Valencia, but if everything goes according to plan, he should be back on the field within a month. However, amidst this news, another statement has caught the attention of fans and media alike. “Bellingham is comfortable. If nothing unexpected happens in the next few hours, I believe he will play,” said the coach. This means that the Englishman, barring any mishaps, will make his return after resting against Braga due to a shoulder dislocation suffered in the match against Rayo on the 5th. As a result, Brahim, who performed admirably as Jude’s substitute, will likely return to the bench.

Nacho Steps Up in the Absence of Rüdiger

Another notable change in the starting lineup is the presence of Nacho. With Rüdiger suspended due to accumulating five yellow cards, Nacho will partner with Alaba in the center of the defense. This presents a golden opportunity for the Alcala native to prove once again that he deserves more regular playing time. On the flanks, Carvajal and Mendy are expected to complete the defensive quartet. Carvajal has already had a rest in the Champions League, and it would be unlikely for him to be substituted again so soon. Mendy, on the other hand, is the favorite for the left side, especially in a high-stakes match like the upcoming clash against Valencia.

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Midfield Composition and Attack Strategy

The midfield is expected to feature the same duo of Modric and Valverde, who played together in the previous match. This would be a significant morale boost for Modric, as it would mark his second consecutive start. However, there is still some uncertainty, and Kroos could potentially take a place in the starting eleven. Bellingham, the key figure in Real Madrid’s attack, will occupy the central role. As for the pivot position, Camavinga is a non-negotiable choice with Tchouameni currently injured.

Vinicius and Rodrygo Aim to Continue Their Scoring Streak

The attacking puzzle is completed by the Brazilian duo, Vinicius and Rodrygo, who have regained their confidence after both finding the net against Braga. This was a much-needed boost for them and for Brahim, who will be waiting for his chance on the bench. Vinicius has scored four goals, Rodrygo has scored three, and Bellingham has an impressive tally of 13 goals. Ancelotti’s prediction that numbers 7 and 11 will surpass number 5 in the scoring table will require more performances like their last Champions League match. Therefore, the possible lineup for Real Madrid against Valencia is as follows: Lunin; Carvajal, Nacho, Alaba, Mendy; Valverde, Camavinga, Modric; Bellingham; Rodrygo and Vinicius.

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2 Responses

  1. It’s unfortunate to hear about Arda Güler’s injury ahead of the Real Madrid vs. Valencia match. Hopefully, the team can adjust and still put up a good fight. On the other hand, Bellingham’s return is definitely exciting news, and fans will be eager to see his performance on the field. Looking forward to an intense match!

  2. The absence of Arda Güler due to injury and the return of Bellingham has created quite the buzz heading into the highly-anticipated Real Madrid vs. Valencia match. This clash promises an intriguing battle, as both teams look to assert their dominance on the pitch.

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