The anticipation is building among Real Madrid fans as the return of the UEFA Champions League draws near. With Wembley and the coveted 15th title in sight, Carlo Ancelotti has finalized his squad for the upcoming edition of the prestigious tournament. In a surprising move, two young talents have made the cut, showcasing the club’s commitment to nurturing talent from within.
The journey begins on September 20th, when Real Madrid faces off against Union Berlin in their quest for European glory. UEFA has confirmed the squad selection, which will remain unchanged until at least January, barring any transfer window modifications. While the list submitted to Nyon represents the club’s chosen path, it also reflects their desire to provide opportunities to La Fábrica, the club’s youth academy.
Among the notable additions to the squad are Vinicius Tobias and goalkeeper Francisco Javier González Perez. These two promising talents have caught the eye of Ancelotti and his coaching staff, earning their place alongside the established stars. This inclusion signifies Real Madrid’s commitment to nurturing young talent and integrating them into the first team for crucial European nights.
In addition to these rising stars, the rest of the squad features the club’s new signings and key members of the team. The likes of Thibaut Courtois, Arda Guler, and Eder Militao, despite recent speculation surrounding their futures, have secured their spots in the squad. This demonstrates the club’s faith in their abilities and their importance to the team’s success in the Champions League.
As the journey towards Wembley 2024 begins, Real Madrid fans eagerly await the opportunity to witness their beloved team in action on the grandest stage of European football. The squad selection reinforces the club’s ambition and determination to reclaim their position at the pinnacle of the sport.
Real Madrid List
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Kepa, Lunin, Piñeiro, Fran González and Canizares.
Defenders: Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Nacho, Fran García, Rudiger, Mendy, Obrador, Carrillo, Marvel and Tobías
Midfielders: Bellingham, Kroos, Modric, Camavinga, Valverde, Lucas Vázquez, Tchouameni, Ceballos, Brahim, Arda Güler, Mario Martín, Nico Paz
Forwards: Vinicius, Rodrygo, Joselu, Alvaro Rodríguez, Gonzalo
Real Madrid’s first Champions League game will come on 20th September when they face Union Berlin at the Santiago Bernabeu.