Updated May 29th, 2024 at 19:45 IST

Real Madrid receive FRESH blow as QF HERO will not travel to London for Champions League final

Real Madrid are all set for their UCL final encounter against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Ahead of the match they have received a fresh blow.

Real Madrid receive fresh blow ahead of Champions League final | Image:AP
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Real Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final at the home of football in Wembley Stadium on Saturday June 1st. 

Real Madrid are seeking to win their record extending 15th Champions League title and manager Carlo Ancelotti will be hoping that his players are completely fit for the challenge that Dortmund will throw at them. 

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Real Madrid's key midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni was ruled out of the final due to an injury but the Blancos have received a fresh blow as one of their best players this season and hero in the Quarterfinal against Manchester City will not travel to London with the squad on Thursday. 

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Real Madrid receive Fresh Blow ahead of Champions League final 

In a fresh blow to Real Madrid, Spanish outlet Cope has reported that their Goalkeeper Andriy Lunin will not travel to London with the squad due to him suffering from Influenza B fever and the club don't the virus to spread to his teammates. 

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Andriy Lunin missed Real Madrid's last game La Liga game against Real Betis due to the same fever. He was absolutely immense for the club in the absence of injured Thibaut Courtois throughout the season and was the hero for his side in penalty shootous against Manchester City in the Quarterfinal.  

However, it has also been reported that Andriy Lunin is not ruled out of the final yet as the club will try their best to recover him and join the squad a bit later in London ahead of the Champions League final.  

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Tough Decision to make for Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is faced with another team selection headache ahead of the mammoth clash against Dortmund. He has to decide who amongst Andriy Lunin and Thibaut Courtois will start in the Champions League final. 

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On the one hand Lunin has been superb in Courtois's absence due to injury and has filled his boots brilliantly. While on the other hand, Thibaut Courtois has recovered and the Belgian when fit and at his best is arguably the best Goalkeeper in the world. Certainly a tough one for Carlo, but has made his fair share of tough decisions over the years. 

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Published May 29th, 2024 at 19:45 IST