Madrid puts its ability to react to Rome to the test - La Provincia
The Real Madrid will test this Tuesday his capacity of recovery football and soul after the hard setback league of last Saturday in Ipurua in a match of European level as the one that will measure him in the Olympic to a AS Roma Italian also disappointed with the ticket to eighths and the first place of Group G of the Champions League in play. [Sigue en directo el partido entre la Roma y el Real Madrid]
The return of the break and the officiality of Santiago Solari as Real Madrid coach until 2021 did not bring good news, and after the small resurgence of four consecutive victories, Eibar thrashed and downplayed the current European champion, that hopes to find refuge in its favorite tournament, although the exit to the Eternal City is not simple.
"We could not live up to it, but it has not been lack of attitude", admitted the Argentine after that encounter, however, it will be necessary an improvement in this sense to face a European night that never forgets the lack of tension or a bad game.
At stake is the future in the 'Champions', with the first place and the ticket to eighths can be finalized before a Rome that will want revenge of the duel of the Bernabéu, possibly the best of the season on the part of the madridistas. Anyway, there is the possibility also that both jump to the grass already classified if the CSKA, that plays at 18.55, does not win to the Viktoria Plzen in house, and that the only prize is the first place.
Real Madrid had a hard time in Eibar, especially after conceding the first goal, and suffered before the intensity that his rival got. Knowing that it is not going through its best moment and that defense still does not hit the key, the 'giallorossi', who are not in an optimal situation in Serie A, will try to put him in similar problems to add a win that does not guarantee them the first place, except win.
Few conclusions could get Solari out of Saturday, where his players were below his level, except Thibaut Courtois, that despite the three goals conceded, made merit stops that should help you get closer to the goalkeeper who returned to shine a few months ago in the World Cup.
Most likely, Solari retouch something your eleven to look for solutions and an image improvement that practically happens to win. Dani Carvajal will be back almost two months after injuring himself in the Luzhniki and after playing a few minutes in Ipurua for the physical problems of Álvaro Odriozola in what will be the only variation of a behind that was weak.
In the center of the field, the absence of Casemiro was noted on Saturday and cover his absence against an offensive team like Rome is one of the headaches for the Argentine coach. Dani Ceballos and Toni Kroos are considered as options since Marcos Llorente seems not to count.
If the German is the chosen one, that could open a gap to an Isco that does not enter at the moment in the plans of the rosarino and who signed a great encounter in the Bernabéu before the Italian set. There is also the possibility that Solari reinforces more the midfield with the entry of Lucas Vázquez, which would leave out Marco Asensio, while above The confidence seems to be intact in Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.
Roma, with casualties
Face a Rome that in Serie A is not offering its best football and regularity, so need another great European night like the one he signed before the FC Barcelona last year to calm the mood of his 'tifosi', angry to be already 18 points behind Juventus after losing also on Saturday in his visit to Genoa (1-0), although he reserved his goalscorer Edin Dzeko and others that headlines are assumed this Tuesday as Alessandro Florenzi or Cengiz Under.
Di Francesco, who saw his lack of conviction in the Friuli, he will not be able to count on the captain Daniele de Rossi nor with the Argentine Diego Perotti, and also confirmed the loss of Lorenzo Pellegrini, which complicates his midfield, while hurry up to the last training to see the availability of the Greek Kostas Manolas, who if he could not be would leave his place to Juan Jesus. The one that seems to be will be goalkeeper Olsen.
AS Roma: Olsen; Santon, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Florenzi, Nzonzi, Cristante; Ünder, Dzeko and El Shaarawy.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Lucas Vázquez, Kroos, Modric, Isco; Bale and Benzema.
Referee: Clement Turpin (FRA).