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Chukwueze prepares against Real Madrid, lines up Villarreal

In the vital La Liga match against Real Madrid vs Villarreal, The Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze will most likely be thrown into the all-important match today.

The 21-year-old came from the bench on Monday and made an impression on Real Sociedad in their 2-1 loss but reports say that Coach Javi Calleja will start the Super Eagles star against Real Madrid.

Already, Villarreal has lost the ticket to feature in the UEFA Champions League while they will be aiming for a spot in the Europa League.

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Villarreal will be without Paco Alcacer due to injury and adjustments from the loss to Sociedad last time out are expected, with Mario Gaspar and Chukwueze both likely to make the XI.

Real Madrid will again be without the services of the defenders Marcelo and Nacho against Villarreal via injury, although Luka Jovic remains a concern, having been forced to separate herself after coming into contact with a friend who had recently tested for coronavirus positive.

Nevertheless, Zidane has a full squad to choose from, and changes from the team that started against Granada are planned, with Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard both in line to feature.

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Asensio and Hazard could replace Isco and Federico Valverde in the start XI, with Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos playing in a 4-3-3 formation as the midfield three.

Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes are also choices for Zidane in the final third, but the fact that Hazard did not play against Granada indicates that this match saved the Belgian.

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