The presence of Nacho Fernández in defense and Eduardo Camavinga in midfield, to the detriment of Ferland Mendy and Toni Kroos, are Carlo Ancelotti's novelties for Real Madrid's European duel against Leipzig, in which he gives up the figure of false '9' with Eden Hazard and bet on that demarcation for Rodrygo Goes.
Despite Ancelotti's continued defense of Hazard's performance as a centre-forward, the Belgian remains on the bench for the Champions League return to the Santiago Bernabéu.
It will be the Brazilian Rodrygo who leaves the right wing and occupies the space left by the injured Karim Benzema in an eleven with the retouching of Nacho and Camavinga in the week of the Madrid derby of the Metropolitan for which Kroos rests from the start.
Real Madrid will start with Courtois, Carvajal, Rüdiger, Nacho, Alaba, Tchouaméni, Camavinga, Modric, Fede Valverde, Vinicius and Rodrygo. RB Leipzig have Gulasci, Simakan, Orban, Diallo, Raum, Haidara, Schlager, Nkunku, Forsberg, Szoboszlai and Werner.