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Ancelotti stated Courtois will undergo medical tests tomorrow for his sciatic nerve issue, which was the reason he didn’t play yesterday. Therefore, it’s yet to be decided if he is going to play on Wednesday.
Benzema continues to be penalty taker
Carlo disclosed he considered changed Karim from taking the penalties after the Osasuna game last season, but then Karim scored in the most important penalties, which were the two vs City. Carlo concluded Karim is the best taker of the squad and will continue to shoot the penalties.
More bench time for Hazard
Another 90 minutes has completed without a single minute for Belgian. Carlo, after denying Mariano is ahead of Hazard in the pecking order, stated the minutes weren’t for Hazard skills and Real Madrid needed a CF with strong aerial skills, as Mariano almost scored a header. I think this is true for the last minutes of the game, but I also think Hazard could have entered in the game, for instance, instead of Asensio, but the most important point is I think it was a mistake to substitute Kroos.