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Man City vs Real Madrid: Zidane’s Squad for Champions League Clash Confirmed

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Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, has released a 24-man squad to tackle Manchester City in Friday’s Champions League round of 16 second-leg fixture at the Etihad Stadium.

Zidane excluded forward, Gareth Bale in the squad to face Pep Guardiola’s men.

The Frenchman announced the list in a post through the club’s official website.

Zidane’s men head to the game after losing 2-1 in the first-leg encounter a few months ago.

Real Madrid squad against Man City:

Goalkeeper: Courtois, Areola and Altube.

Defenders: Carvajal, Militão, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Mendy and Javi Hernández.

Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde and Isco.

Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez, Jović, Asensio, Brahim, Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo.

The match is scheduled for 8 pm.

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Chelsea Complete The Signing Of Edouard Mendy From Rennes

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Chelsea complete the signing of Edouard Mendy from Rennes, with the goalkeeper joining on a five-year deal at a cost of £22 million ($29m).

The Senegalese international has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot between the posts in the season ahead.

After signing his long-term contract with the Blues, Mendy said: ‘I am so excited to be joining Chelsea. It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.’

On signing Mendy, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘As soon as Petr Cech and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in. Edouard arrives following a season of real success with Rennes, he is ambitious for more, and we welcome him to our club.’

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‘Thiago is a winner and joined Liverpool for titles’ – Adrian

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The Reds goalkeeper is delighted to have a Spain international alongside him on Merseyside, with another notable transfer coup completed

Thiago Alcantara is a “world-class” talent and has linked up with Liverpool in order to enhance his reputation as a “winner”, says Reds goalkeeper Adrian.

Jurgen Klopp has added another match-altering talent to his ranks at Anfield.

Thiago, as one of the finest manipulators of a ball in the global game, has added his considerable ability to a star-studded squad on Merseyside.

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Wilfred Ndidi Sustains Abductor Injury, Could Be Out For Up To 12 Weeks

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Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi could be out for up to 12 weeks because of an abductor injury he sustained in Sunday’s league win over Burnley.

The 23-year-old missed Wednesday’s 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal and may require surgery.

“It is an abductor injury – it may have come off the bone which could be a nasty injury,” said Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers after the loss to the Gunners.

“We will wait to see if he needs an operation – if so it will be 12 weeks.”

Ndidi has been operating as a makeshift central defender for the Foxes so far this season in the absence of the injured Jonny Evans.

Leicester have won both of their league games this season, to leave them top of the Premier League on goal difference.

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