Real Madrid vs. Chelsea: Carlo Ancelotti will travel to London with the first team after overcoming coronavirus symptoms | UEFA-Champions League | FOOTBALL-INTERNATIONAL

The Real Madrid exercised on Sunday after his important victory in Balaídos against Celta Vigo with which he confirmed his reaction in LaLiga Santanderalready with my mind on the visit to Chelsea in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions Leaguewithout any player to add to the injured Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Isco Alarcón, still without Carlo Ancelotti in command, who will undergo a new PCR this Sunday.

Ancelotti is expected to take charge of the team in person on Monday and to travel with the expedition to London on Tuesday. On Sunday he will undergo a new test, after still testing positive on Saturday morning and not finally being able to travel to Vigo. The Italian coach no longer has symptoms of Covid-19.

The owners of Balaídos had a Sunday of recovery work in the sports city of Valdebebas. With special attention to the French Ferland Mendy and Karim Benzema, who reappeared after their muscle injuries with good feelings, including a brace from the top scorer in LaLiga who hunted down Alfredo di Stéfano in third place in the white club’s all-time scoring ranking in the competition.

Physiotherapists work hard with internationals who have returned from playing for their national teams after a long trip. The Brazilian Militao had to be replaced because his calves went up and, along with him, Rodrygo, Vinícius and the Uruguayan Fede Valverde, show greater muscle fatigue than usual due to the little rest in hours of sleep after the time change.

A physical circuit inside the facilities, gym work, stretching and physiotherapy was the menu for the headlines who already have Wednesday’s European event in mind. The substitutes began to prepare it with more intensity, with initial muscular strengthening exercises, according to the club’s website, before work with the ball and a match on a small field with the absence of Isco and Jovic.

It should be remembered that the winner of the confrontation between Real Madrid and Chelsea will meet the winner of the other big tie, Manchester City-Atlético, a duel of antagonistic styles between the teams of Pep Guardiola and Argentine Diego Pablo Simeone.

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