After a long period of time with no activity, Sergio Ramos finally returned to one of Real Madrid’s line-ups against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
We can finally confirm Real Madrid will line Sergio Ramos up for tonight’s game against Chelsea in the Champions League. The semifinal’s second leg returns today as we are about to find out which of both clubs will play Manchester City in the final. Sergio Ramos might be on the brink of playing one of his last football matches for Los Blancos. There is still a lot of doubt about his future and where he might play next season.
Zinedine Zidane tries to remain away from this narrative and gets more involved in the technical aspect of the player. As the team’s captain, Sergio is arguably the most important piece of the puzzle for Zidane. Recently, we’ve seen Militao filling one of the spots Ramos left with amazing performances. Today, both players perform together as Raphael Varane recovers from a recent muscular injury.
How will Tuchel play against Ramos?
As we enter the preview of this match, we need to discuss how Thomas Tuchel will play knowing he has Sergio Ramos against his players. During the build-up, the German manager mentioned how important the Spanish captain is for his teammates. The plan should be to block Sergio Ramos’ way forward through a five-man defensive line plus two defensive midfielders.
N’Golo Kante and Jorginho will be essential for these tasks against the Real Madrid skipper. His return to the starting eleven must fill all his teammates with the confidence they need in order to get the result they want today. Defeating Chelsea won’t be an easy task, especially with the massive level increase they had over the previous months. A tough night is coming for both football clubs in the Champions League semifinals.