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Real Madrid is facing a setback ahead of their Champions League semifinal second leg clash against Bayern Munich as defender Eder Militao has ruled himself out of the match due to mental struggles after a lengthy injury layoff. The team had just clinched the La Liga title, with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois making a return after a long injury absence. Militao, who had also been sidelined with an ACL injury, made errors in his recent match against Cadiz, prompting concerns about his readiness for the crucial Champions League game.

Despite the setback, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is faced with the decision of who will partner Antonio Rudiger in defense in place of Militao. Nacho and Aurelien Tchouameni are the likely options to replace Militao in the lineup as they look to secure a spot in the UCL final at Wembley. With the tie against Bayern Munich finely poised at 2-2 on aggregate, Ancelotti will have to weigh his options carefully to ensure a strong defensive performance against a formidable opponent.

The return of Courtois to the team has been a positive development for Real Madrid, with the goalkeeper providing stability at the back after recovering from his own injury struggles. Despite Militao’s absence, the team will be looking to draw on the momentum of their recent La Liga title win as they aim to make it to the Champions League final. The experience of players like Courtois and Rudiger will be crucial in guiding the team through the challenges of the knockout stages of the competition.

Real Madrid’s victory in La Liga has been a significant achievement for the club, with their 36th Spanish top-flight crown setting a new record. The team’s success has been built on a strong defensive foundation, with players like Courtois and Militao playing key roles throughout the season. However, injuries have been a concern for Real Madrid, with Militao’s struggles highlighting the challenges that come with a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Ancelotti will be looking to rally his team ahead of their crucial Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, as they aim to overcome the setback of Militao’s absence. The coach will need to make some tactical adjustments to ensure that Real Madrid remain solid at the back, while also posing a threat going forward. With the stakes high in the semifinal tie, Ancelotti will need to make the right decisions to guide his team to victory and secure a place in the final at Wembley on June 1.

As Real Madrid prepare for their showdown with Bayern Munich, the focus will be on overcoming the challenges posed by their injury setbacks and ensuring that they are ready for the tough test ahead. With the experience and quality in their squad, Real Madrid will be confident of their chances of making it to the Champions League final, but they will need to be at their best against a formidable opponent. As the team looks to build on their recent success in La Liga, they will be aiming to take their performance to the next level as they strive for European glory.

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