- Real Madrid will begin their Spanish Primera Division title defense against Almeria on Sunday evening
- The Los Merengues will be without the services of right-back defender Dani Carvajal and forward Rodrygo Goes due to injury
- New signings Antonio Rudiger and Aurelin Tchouameni are expected to make their La Liga debuts against the newly-promoted side
Spanish champions Real Madrid have announced a 23-man squad for their La Liga opener against newly-promoted side Almeria.
The Los Merengues enjoyed a great success last season, winning both the UEFA Champions League and Spanish top flight.
Carlo Ancelotti and his men travel to the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos on Sunday with confidence of replicating another successful season.
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But Real Madrid will be without Brazilian forward Rodrygo Goes and Spanish right-back Dani Carvajal.
Rodrygo missed training on Saturday morning due to a muscle injury in his right leg as a results of an overload of the muscle. per AS.
Goal also reports that Carvajal has also been ruled out as he’s nursing a small injury picked up during the European Supercup Final.
While Rodrygo may not be in Real Madrid’s strongest XI, if Ancelotti had been considering adding a third forward to face last year’s Segunda champions, he will now have to call on the likes of Marco Asensio or Eden Hazard.
Rodrygo Reveals Luka Modric As His Biggest Influence at Real Madrid As Brazil Star Hails Veteran Midfielder
Sports Brief earlier reported that Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric has been singled out for high praises by young Brazilian forward, Rodrygo after both players helped Los Blancos secure a 14th Champions League crown.
The 21-year-old forward and Modric combined for crucial goals in the quarterfinal victory against Chelsea, while Rodrygo also netted two late goals to force extra-time against Manchester City in the semi-finals.
Rodrygo has now revealed Luka Modric as his biggest influence on the Real Madrid team, describing the 36-year-old Croatian midfielder as a father figure Goal report.