Real Madrid set for 3-5-2 line up against Chelsea

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is set to field an altered 3-5-2 formation in tonight’s Champions League semi-final first leg at home to Chelsea.

The French boss will have his starting options restricted by injuries to key players including skipper Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vazquez, Ferland Mendy and Fede Valverde.

The absence of full back pair Vazquez and Mendy has forced Zidane into a rethink of his defensive shape with three centre backs now across the back line.

Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy

However, German star Toni Kroos is back fit and should play in central midfield alongside Casemiro and Luka Modric with Dani Carvajal and Marcelo in new inverted wing back roles.

Vinicius Junior will partner Karim Benzema in attack, according to reports from Diario AS, with the Brazilian playing just behind the Los Blancos captain for the night.


Courtois; Nacho, Varane, Militao; Carvajal, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Marcelo; Vinicius, Benzema

Image via Diario AS

Tags Casemiro Chelsea Fede Valverde Ferland Mendy Karim Benzema Lucas Vazquez Luka Modric Sergio Ramos Toni Kroos Vinicius Junior Zinedine Zidane


  1. Bashair says:

    Good formation

  2. Bashir says:

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  3. Asij says:

    Good formation

  4. Abba Ashiru Muhd says:

    Wonderful formation

  5. Anass says:

    good line up

  6. Alamin says:

    Good formation

  7. Abubakar Umar says:


  8. Jacobs says:

    Bring it on boys. Chelsea will still mesmerize you.

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