The Real Madrid trip Milan that Wednesday with a premise: you can’t lose. The success in the last afternoon of the whites against Inter was a toast but it was just the initial step in a convoluted set where everybody has choices, such as Borussia Mönchengladbach and Shakhtar.

Third straight now from the standings using four factors, he visits a Inter at a more dire situation, as the neorazurri they just have 2. Winning would place Zidane’s guys one step to the round of 16, but a draw wouldn’t be a poor outcome ahead of the trip to Ukraine along with also the home game against the Germans. Yes, a defeat would leave the whites on the brink of elimination, depending on winning the last two games and waiting for other results.

Thereforethe game has a final aroma and the two most important players of the team will not be there. Sergio Ramos was injured with the national team, and his absence leaves a defense lame that without the captain usually makes waters. Militao is also missing, so Nacho will form a couple with Varane to try to stop one of the most powerful attacking duos in the world, the one they form Lautaro Martínez and a Lukaku that causes turkeyr with his impressive physique.

The other great absence of Real Madrid is that of Karim Benzema, the brain of the white attack. Without him, Mariano aims to start after his good game at Villarreal. From the Frenchman class to the momentum and hunger of the Spanish-Dominican, as long as Zidane does not bet on leaving without a pure striker, something nothing remarkable. Vinícius, Rodrygo or Asensio could be, in that case, the bet, with Hazard indisputable.

Yes there will be Casemiro, which already has its negative after overcoming the Covid. Its presence seems fundamental to sustain the transalpine attacks. Along with him, Kroos and Modric to form the classic Real Madrid midfield, that of the three Champions League in a row. The question is what will happen to Odegaard, if he will bet on the Norwegian as a false right winger to reinforce the midfield or if he will wait on the bench with Rodrygo, Asensio or even LucasVázquez on the right side of the attack.

The one who will not be from the game is Isco, who is still current due to his desire to render. “He is a player of ours and we are happy with him”Zinedine Zidane said about the Malaga player, who is still far from his best level.

The French coach, yes, tried to take pressure off your players with a message of calm about the meeting. “I do not consider it risky, it is an important sport and an opportunity to play a good game,” he said.

“In football there is always the physical and the mental part, and the mental is important. There are times when you are very strong and when things can happen and you absorb them and get up, and others when it is more complicated. what we’re going through, but not just us, “Zizou added.

Luka Modric, for his part, admitted that his wish is to renew his contract, which ends in June. “I’ve always said that I feel great and that I would like to finish my degree here If I feel like I can help the group, that is how I feel now, “he explained.