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Carlo Ancelotti confirms status of Real Madrid pair Vinicius & Kroos for Chelsea after missing out vs Cadiz


Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has, on Saturday, provided updates on the wellbeing of two key members of his squad.

Real, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

After making short work of Premier League giants Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie between the clubs in midweek, Los Blancos turned their attentions back towards matters on the domestic front, making the trip to Cadiz for a La Liga clash.

And, when all was said and done at the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla, Carlo Ancelotti’s troops emerged comfortable victors, courtesy of 2nd-half goals on the part of Nacho and Marco Asensio.

Two high-profile members of Real’s ranks, however, as alluded to above, played no part on Saturday night.

The pair in question? Vinicius Jr. and Toni Kroos.

Speaking to the media on the back of the action coming to a close at the Nuevo Mirandilla, it therefore came as little surprise when the subject of both Vinicius and Kroos’ fitness was put to boss Carlo Ancelotti.

This of course comes with Los Merengues just days out from the return leg of their tie with the aforementioned Chelsea.

The club’s headmaster, though, was keen to quell any and all fears, in confirming that Vinicius and Kroos ‘will play’ at Stamford Bridge, after missing out versus Cadiz owing to little more than ‘discomfort’.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.


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