The return of central defender Nacho Fernández is the main novelty on the list of Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti's squad for this Tuesday's match against RB Leipzig corresponding to the first leg of the round of 16 of the 2023 Champions League. 2024.

The Madrid defender was not present last Saturday against Girona due to muscle discomfort and now he returns to reinforce an area that has been very 'touched' by the permanent loss of the German Antonio Rüdiger, which is added to those of Eder Militao and David Alaba. For this reason, the Italian coach has also summoned reserve team players Álvaro Carrillo and Jacobo Ramón, the latter already on the bench at the weekend.

The Madrid team will also not be able to count on the English midfielder Jude Bellingham for their return to the Champions League, injured in his ankle against the 'Gironí' team, so Ancelotti has also pulled the reserve team with the calls of Nico Paz and Mario Martín.

The full list is made up of Lunin, Kepa and Fran as goalkeepers, Carvajal, Nacho, Lucas Vazquez, Fran Garcia, Mendy, Carrillo and Jacobo as defenders, Kroos, Modric, Camavinga, Valverde, Tchouameni, Ceballos, Arda Guler and Mario Martin and Nico Paz as centre-backs and Vinícius Jr Rodrygo, Joselu and Brahim as forwards.