clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Juventus vs Real Madrid, 2015 Champions League Semifinals: Projected lineups

Real Madrid take on Juve. Who will Ancelotti pick?

Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Very important game for Carlo Ancelotti and his men, as Real Madrid visit Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League Semifinals. With Modric and Benzema out, Ancelotti will have to make some decisions with his lineup.

Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra; Marchisio, Pirlo, Vidal; Pereyra; Morata, Tévez.
Out: Asamoah (knee), Cáceres (ankle), Marrone (thigh), Pogba (hamstring), Rômulo (groin)

Real Madrid: Casillas; Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo; James, Kroos, Ramos, Isco; Bale, Ronaldo.
Out: Modrić (knee), Benzema (knee)

Ancelotti has two options. He could try the above 4-4-2 formation with James and Isco on the wings and Ramos and Kroos in the center of the midfield. Bale and Ronaldo would start upfront, dropping Chicharito to the bench. If he decides not to start Ramos in the midfield, Carlo could try Kroos, James and Isco in the midfield and Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Chicharito in attack. That would be a 4-3-3 system.

Consider the starting XI listed above as the most probable lineup for the first leg of the Semifinals.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Managing Madrid Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Real Madrid news from Managing Madrid