Champions League — 24 April 2013

Modric instead of Di Maria, Mourinho's surprise


The presence of Croatian midfielder Luka Modric instead of the Argentinian Angel Di Maria is Jose Mourinho´s surprise for Real Madrid alignment for this leg of Champions League semi-final against Borussia Dortmund.

Di Maria arrived this morning to Germany and the the coach’s final decision is to bet for Modric, who has some muscles still injure after Saturday’s league match against Real Betis.

The rest of Madrid´s starting lineup has been confirmed by Mourinho at a press conference with along with the goalkeeper Diego Lopez who has overcome his side injury gotten last weekend, and Gonzalo Higuain as center forward.

Real Madrid begins with Diego Lopez, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Pepe, Coentrao, Khedira, Xabi Alonso, Modric, Özil, Cristiano Ronaldo and Higuain.

Borussia Dortmund: Juergen Klopp aligns the following equipment: Weidenfeller, Subotic, Hummels, Piszczek, Schmelzer, Bender, Gundogan, Gotze, Reus, Blaszczykowski and Lewandowski.


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