Benzema and Nacho, on the list for Sevilla along with young Rafa Marin

21 Apr 2022 | 08:23

Real Madrid sold their official roster for the match against Seville this Sunday. Throughout the week, there were doubts about whether Benzema, Nacho and others will be fit to compete after scoring in their Champions League match against Chelsea. However, both the Frenchman and the Spaniard have been included in the published list.

In defense, Carlo Ancelotti looks like he’s supposed to include homegrown talent Rafa Marin. As well as him, the only other defenders available are: Carvajal, Militao, Alaba and Nacho. The tackles and tackles reduced the Italian coach’s defensive options. Maybe he’ll experiment now that his options are reduced. For example, Gareth Bale is in the squad and he has experience at full-back.

This is the way official team list read: Courtois, Lunin, Diego; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Nacho, Rafa Marin; Kroos, Modric, Fede Valverde, Lucas Vazquez, Isco, Camavinga; Benzema, Asensio, Bale, Vinicius, Rodrygo and Mariano. This match could see the players starting their game against Chelsea in the middle of the week rested.

Like Seville one of the closest rivals to Real in terms of LaLiga championship this year, all focus is on Ancelotti and his tactics for this game, especially on the temporary defense he will have to map. More game time for Camavinga (who reacted well), a change of the ‘old guard’ in the middle of the field like Casemiro is absentchanges in the defense … a lot of things to think about.