Marco Asensio and Rodrygo celebrating a goal


Two 'signings' for Ancelotti facing Espanyol-Madrid

Published:27/08/2022 - 19:08h

Updated:27/08/2022 - 19:08h

Carlo Ancelotti will bring back two key players for Sunday's game in Cornellà against Espanyol. Toni Kroos and Rodrygo Goes return to the squad after overcoming their physical problems, while Nacho and Vallejo are confirmed casualties

Calendar of FC Barcelona

The Real Madrid will look for his third consecutive victory in LaLiga the Sunday in field of the Espanyol. The ones of Carlo Ancelotti confirmed the good news of the return of Toni Kroos and Rodrygo, those who lost the party of the past week in Vigo in front of the Celtic. In the case of the Brazilian forward will be his first announcement in the local championship, after dragging physical problems of the party of the Supercopa of Europe.

Rodrygo Contested 25 minutes in the victory in front of the Eintracht Frankfurt (2-0) and left of Helsinki with muscular annoyances. In the case of Kroos, the German was low in Balaídos by a flu that prevented him train during several days and had been headline in the first day in front of the Almería (victory 1-2). Of this way, the '8' aims to return to an eleven that has Aurelién Tchouameni like new '5' headline after the exit of Casemiro.

Of esu side, the Brazilian surely will see minutes in the second part in Cornellà-The Prat, a field in which the Madrid fell the past season of surprising form. On 3 October 2021, the then directed by Vicente Moreno imposed 2-1 with so many of Raúl of Tomás and the ex player of the FC Barcelona Aleix Vidal. Karim Benzema discounted for the whites, but the fault of puntería and the good performance of the experienced goalkeeper Diego López left the three points home.

For the 'merengues', east will be his third consecutive party like visitors, because of the works of remodeling in Santiago Bernabéu. The ones of Ancelotti will return to Chamartín the next week in front of the Betis, but first will have to confront to the Espanyol with the drops confirmed of Nacho and Jesús Vallejo, both with muscular problems. Another that will not be is Álvaro Odriozola, descartado while it resolves his exit.

Asensio Will be in Cornellà

One that yes will be in field of the 'parakeets' in spite of being in ramp of exit is Marco Asensio. The player of 26 years follows with intentions to go out and his future could resolve the last day of the market. It was cual was the resolution of the 'case Asensio', Ancelotti ensured that the club no fichará more players. To his time, the Italian technician confirmed that "Rodrygo goes to have a more important paper because the past year marked the difference in decisive parties and will be to title more times". One that yes will remain is Dani Ceballos, the one who will be acting of Tchouameni.

Next match of FC Barcelona

Champions League | Jornada 1
FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona - Antwerp

Tuesday, 19 of September of 2023 21:00h
Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
Buy tickets
Calendar FC Barcelona
Today highlights

Most read