Real Madrid central defender Eder Militao needs to “wake up” according to manager Carlo Ancelotti. The Brazilian made an error that was extremely costly in Los Blancos 2-0 loss to Real Sociedad on Tuesday night.
When the topic of Militao came up in the post game presser, Ancelotti answered: “I agree, he has to wake up. And has to do soon.” The centre-back is in focus again this Tuesday, and once again it will be about past mistakes that he has made.
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Kickoff: Tue May 9, 8pm, Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Competition: UCL Semifinals, Leg 1/2
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He is suspended for the first leg of Madrid’s semifinal Champions League tie against Manchester City having accumulated three yellow cards in the tournament thus far.
Militao picked up the third yellow against Chelsea in the second leg of the quarterfinal round. Elsewhere left back Ferland Mendy is expected to be absent here as he continues to recover from a calf injury. However, we will close with some better news.
Luka Modric has now fully recovered from his hamstring injury, as he featured off the bench in the Copa del Rey final. Now he should be ready again for starter’s minutes in this one.
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