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Real Madrid Receives Double Fitness Boost for Champions League Clash vs RB Leipzig

Real Madrid's central defense has faced numerous setbacks this season, starting with Eder Militao's ACL injury on match day 1. Despite initial efforts by Antonio Rudiger, Nacho Fernandez, and David Alaba to fill the void, injuries have plagued them as well, leaving Real Madrid in their biggest defensive crisis in recent years.

The Title Clash:

In a crucial match against Girona, both Rudiger and Nacho are unavailable due to injuries sustained against Getafe and in training, respectively. This leaves manager Carlo Ancelotti with no fit center-backs for the game, raising alarm bells in Madrid.

However, reports from Cadena SER indicate that Rudiger and Nacho are expected to be available for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first-leg game against RB Leipzig on February 13th.

The Alternate Plan: In the absence of Rudiger, Ancelotti deployed Dani Carvajal as a central defender against Atletico Madrid, a move that proved successful as Carvajal delivered a stellar performance, outperforming Nacho.

For the upcoming clash against Girona, Carvajal is set to start in central defense once again, likely alongside Aurelien Tchouameni. Ferland Mendy will take up the left-back position, with Lucas Vazquez completing the defense at right-back.

This makeshift defensive lineup showcases Real Madrid's adaptability and determination to overcome challenges, providing a ray of hope amidst their defensive crisis ahead of the crucial Champions League clash against RB Leipzig.

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