Real Madrid predicted the line-up against Inter

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Real Madrid enter the match with Inter in the last match of the season’s group game in the Champions League with the knowledge that they only need a draw to finish at the top.

Los Blancos have won four of their five continental excursions to date, including the reverse match at the San Siro in September.

Rodrygo made a dramatic late winner for Carlo Ancelotti’s team that day, although his resources are dented this time by the absence of talisman Karim Benzema. However, his hamstring injury gives Luka Jovic another chance to shine – which he will feel more confident to do after scoring goals and assists as a replacement this weekend.

This is how Ancelotti was able to put him on Real Madrid’s team …

Mendy’s injury problem is behind him / Soccrates Images / GettyImages

Thibaut Courtois (GK) – Has started every Champions League match so far this season, only conceded three times.

Lucas Vazquez (RB) – The Spaniard is reliable and offers great versatility to Real. Will have his hands full with Ivan Perisic.

Eder Militao (CB) – Militao is prone to losing concentration and must be at its best to counter the dangerous duo Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko.

David Alaba (CB) – Could join Real Madrid’s team in literally any position, but it is in central defense that Alaba is needed most.

Ferland Mendy (LB) – A number of injury problems seem to be firmly behind Mendy, who is established as a first-time left-back before Marcelo.

Toni Kroos still has it / Soccrates Images / GettyImages

Toni Kroos (CM) – A cunning old fighter, Kroos will keep things ticking over in midfield and will ensure that Real retain the majority of ball possession.

Eduardo Camavinga (CM) – Ancelotti has some workloads to handle, which means that it may be the young goat Camavinga in the holding role rather than Casemiro.

Fede Valverde (CM) – Now a mainstay in Real Madrid’s midfield, Valverde is likely to complement Ancelotti’s central trio.

Jovic gets another chance in Benzema’s absence / Soccrates Images / GettyImages

Marco Asensio (RW) – Another who has put his injury problems behind him, even though Asensio has not yet scored in the Champions League this season.

Luka Jovic (ST) – Karim Benzema scored five goals in Real Madrid’s first five group games, so Jovic has big shoes to fill.

Vinicius Junior (LW) – 12 goals in 21 appearances in all competitions is a statistical insight into Vinicius’ rapid rise. Has been outstanding throughout the season and will be Real Madrid’s main threat.

You can read 90mins preview of Real Madrid vs Inter here.

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