Casemiro is suspended, so Modric is the only member of Real's standard trio of midfielders who will be able to play at the Santiago Bernabeu in the return match of the eighth-finals of the Champions League Real Madrid was really bad in mid-February when they were a guest of Paris Saint-Germain in the first match of the eighth finals of the Champions League.
The edition at the Princes' Park, which was followed by only one shot within the goal of the Parisians, is one of the weakest directed by Blancos in the European elite for years. And Real then had Casemiro and Toni Kroos and Luka Modric in the middle of the field.
Six days before the rematch at the Santiago Bernabeu, bad news arrived for Carlo Ancelotti because Kroos injured his hamstring during today's training. Therefore, the chances of appearing in the return match are reduced to a minimum.
Tomorrow, the German will perform further tests, which include magnetic resonance imaging, and the degree of the injury will be precisely known. Therefore, Kross will miss the duel for the weekend against Real Sociedad, and the Spanish media write that they will almost certainly not play on Wednesday against Paris Saint-Germain.
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So if the architect Marco Verati, in cooperation with Danilo and Leandro Paredes, made Cazemiro, Kroos and Modric look like youngsters playing against seniors, what can we expect from Real's midfield, which will not include Kroos, nor the suspended Casemiro.
Modric will have to outplay the midfield of Paris with the help of Fede Valverde and Ancelotti's third choice. Isco, who played only 342 minutes in all competitions this season, Dani Ceballos, who did not make even 90 in six appearances, are considered, so the most logical option is Eduardo Camavinga, who mostly had the status of a reserve, but has significantly more football in his legs than mentioned players Kroos missed the opening seven games in the Primera due to a hip injury, but he has been standard since the end of September.
In the domestic championship, he made 18 appearances with a goal and three assists and scored two goals in six matches in the Champions League. Ancelotti, who will not be able to count on left-back Ferland Mendy, will have to patch up the team, ie the middle of the field.
And in the meantime, until tomorrow's magnetic resonance of Toni Kroos, he will pray for some miracle and information that the experienced German will still be able to play against the rival who has a 1-0 advantage from the first game.