Ferland Mendy and Eduardo Camavinga both started for Real Madrid but went off mid game.
Thanks to a goal from Marco Asensio, largely overhauled Real Madrid outscored relegation-bound Getafe 1-0 on Saturday at the Santiago-Bernabéu for La Liga matchday 34, and maintained their good momentum four days before their trip to Manchester for the semi-final. -final return of the Champions League.
Like Eden Hazard, France international Ferland Mendy has made a comeback at left-back.
The former Lyonnais had only played half an hour against Barça since January 26: he had suffered from a “injury to the semimembranosus muscle of the left thigh“at the end of January, then after twelve matches of absence, he had missed twelve others due to a”left calf muscle injurycontracted at the end of March.
Returning to training on Thursday, he only played one period, replaced at the break by Toni Kroos. The other French international Eduardo Camavinga played a little more than his compatriot, but was forced to request the change in the 83rd, victim of a blow to the back of the left knee in a duel with Juan Iglesias.
An element to watch for the continental shock against City for Ancelotti, who did not seem very worried. “He suffered a small twist in the knee, but it’s just a blow, he will recover very quickly, the Italian coach slipped with a smile at the final whistle. He will rest a little, and he will find the group on Monday, there is no problem.»
Carlo Ancelotti also welcomed the return of Ferland Mendy. “Mendy was expected to play just 45 minutes for his comeback after a fairly serious injury. He had good feelings, he could go on, but I preferred to take him out to spare him. But for a player who hasn’t had many minutes lately, his contribution has been very satisfying.»