To Valladolid, without Modric and the French

Initially it was expected that Modric, Tchouameni and Camavinga would return to work on December 28, but finally Ancelotti will have to wait until the very eve of the duel against Valladolid to welcome them. The trio will return to training this Wednesday after their post-Qatar vacation and, as confirmed by AS, they will not travel to Pucela for the league relaunch (Friday, 9:30 p.m., DAZN). For the assault on the lead, Carletto He will not be able to count on them or Mariano, who injured his right ankle last Friday.

Modric played his last game on the 17th and said goodbye to the World Cup biting the bronze medal after beating the surprising Morocco. The French couple, for their part, did so a day later, with the disappointment of the defeat in the round against Argentina. While the genius from Zadar chose the Maldives to relax, Aurélien opted for Los Angeles, where he saw him together with the Barcelona player Koundé, and Bed preferred a more homely alternative. A few days off coming to an end. Last training session in which they were absent, which went smoothly, with the only absence being the aforementioned Mariano, who worked out in the gym and will not be part of the squad that will head to José Zorrilla

An eleven of guarantees

Ancelotti has had practically a month (training restarted on December 1) to prepare for this second leg of the course, with Valladolid as the starting gun. The World Cup players have gradually returned and, In the absence of Modric, Camavinga, Tchouameni and Mariano, he will be able to dispose of the rest of the squad to make an eleven with full guarantees. Including the Brazilians who, as this newspaper has been able to learn, have achieved the necessary physical tone. Militao, Rodrygo and Vinicius reappeared in Valdebebas on Monday and, despite adding four training sessions before facing Pacheta and his team, they aim to be part of the list that will facilitate Carletto after Thursday morning practice.

In fact, came could move a Hazard to the bench he wants to use his deficient World Cup as a turning point. It is the main doubt of an eleven that will be very similar to the one arranged in the last game of the break against Getafe (0-0). Courtois as ‘1’ indisputable, with Carvajal (Lucas played against the azulones), Rudiger, Alaba and Mendy completing the rear. The midfield will be owned by Kroosas ‘5′ in the absence of Tchouamenia valverde that will return to its origins and ceballos, before a golden opportunity to reverse his season. Up, Benzemaleader seeking to forget the bitter end of 2022, and Asensio, after his convincing World Cup and with the fight to renew on his personal horizon, to his right. The reconquest of the leadership that was dissolved begins (Barça is two points away) in the final stretch… and the assault on the sextet.

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To Valladolid, without Modric and the French