The hare jumped and the bomb rang: Jovic will be Real Madrid's starting striker in the European premiere against Shakhtar (Follow the game live on As.com). The Serbian did not come out as single tip for nine months, specifically since January 29, 2020, in the Cup tie that pitted the Whites against Zaragoza. 266 days ago. Zidane trusts him to carry the weight of the goal in the afternoon where everything must go well. Your escorts will be Rodrygo Y Asensio.
Jovic has played three games this season, two as a starter sharing tip with Benzema (Betis and Valladolid) and one coming off the bench (Cádiz). So far he has not scored, so his scoring baggage remains at only two goals as a Real Madrid footballer. After a turbulent summer in which the club moved his departure to stay with Mayoral, he now receives the opportunity to claim his own right and punch the table.
A few days ago, it was two years since his recital in the Bundesliga: scored five goals against Fortuna Düsseldorf in the same match. Madrid and Zizou they trust that that footballer has not disappeared. The forward will be his the first night of Champions, giving rest to a Benzema that precisely He was not a substitute since the aforementioned Cup tie in January. This year the rotations They will be the order of the day for all clubs, but they can be done smoothly or, like Zidane today, in the form of a true revolution.
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The proximity of the big game (Saturday, 4:00 p.m., Camp Nou), has led to Zidane to do seven rotations. Against Cádiz the forward was Lucas Vázquez-Benzema-Vinicius; tonight the already mentioned leave Rodrygo-Jovic-Asensio. The other four novelties are the return of Mendy, who will play on the right side (with a changed leg), the re-release of Militao as a starter after overcoming his adductor injury and the returns of Casemiro Y Valverde, both headlines in the midfield with Modric. He will have a luxury bench Madrid against Shakhtar: Kroos, Vinicius and Benzema, among others.