Carlo Ancelotti will put Lunin against Villarreal and we still need to know who will play in the Champions League final – La Opinion

Carlo Ancelotti will put Lunin against Villarreal and we still need to know who will play in the Champions League final – La Opinion


The unknown about who will be Real Madrid’s starting goalkeeper in the Champions League final It remains undefined and this Saturday the Merengue coach, Carlo Ancelotti, announced that the Ukrainian Andriy Lunin will be back in the starting lineup for this Sunday’s match against Villarreal in LaLiga.

After three consecutive games with Thibaut Courtois being in charge of taking care of the goal of the real Madrid In the Spanish tournament where the title is already secured, the Italian coach confirmed that Lunin will be in charge of taking the field this Sunday in the penultimate match of the Spanish championship.

“Tomorrow (Sunday) Lunin is going to play”‘Carletto’ announced at the press conference prior to the match against Villarreal corresponding to matchday 37 of LaLiga, which will take place at the La Cerámica Stadium and where Courtois will be on the substitute bench accompanied by the Spanish Kepa Arrizabalaga .

Real Madrid goalkeeper, Andriy Lunin, during training this Monday at the Valdebebas Sports City.
Real Madrid’s Ukrainian goalkeeper, Andriy Lunin, during training at the Valdebebas Sports City ahead of this Sunday’s game at Villarreal’s home.
Credit: Rodrigo Jiménez | EFE

The recent return of the Belgian goalkeeper after a pair of knee injuries that left him out of competition since the preseason and his good performance in his three appearances so far opened a debate about who should be the starter in the London final.

“For me there is no debate. I have explained it very well, the doubt you have is what is really happening, that Lunin has had a fantastic season, he has helped us a lot to reach the final. Courtois is returning to being what he was before, the best in the world”commented the whites’ strategist.

And he is right Carlo Ancelotti since the Ukrainian stood out for Real Madrid, winning the starting position from Kepa during the first part of the season. In the Spanish tournament he played 20 games as well as being key in the Champions League, especially in the round of 16 and quarterfinal series.

Real Madrid will have all its players available for this Sunday's match against Villarreal where they will begin to prepare for what will be the Champions League final.
Real Madrid will have all its players available for this Sunday’s match against Villarreal where they will begin to prepare for what will be the Champions League final.
Credit: EFE

With this decision to give him the title again in LaLiga, the Italian leaves open the decision of who will be the starter in the June 1 duel against Borussia Dortmund. In Spain they say that the idea would be to give Lunin the closure in the Spanish championship and Courtois the final of the Champions League.

However, the Real Madrid technical director stressed that this Sunday’s duel against Villarreal will serve to calibrate the team for the duel against the Germans, so it is not ruled out that the same team used in La Cerámica ends up being the Same thing as at Wembley.

“We approach it as a preparation match for what has to be the match on June 1. We take it as an important match for us, to have the rhythm of the competition, to have a good attitude, a good dynamic in the match”Ancelotti said.

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