Champions League final: Real Madrid announce squad for Borussia Dortmund clash

The showdown between the two sides will take place at England’s iconic Wembley Stadium

By Web Desk
May 30, 2024
Toni Kroos embraces Federico Valverde after his last La Liga game as Real Madrid player. — Reuters

Real Madrid announced their squad for the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final which will be played against Borussia Dortmund at England’s Wembley Stadium on June 1.

The entire Madrid squad including the likes of David Alaba and Aurelien Tchouameni, who are injured, will travel to London. Not just that, Andriy Lunin is having the flu and despite that, he is also named in the squad but he will not travel with the rest of the squad to avoid any infection affecting other players.

Other than all the first-team players, head coach Carlo Ancelotti also called up Fran Gonzalez and Mario Martin from Real Madrid Castilla.

Real Madrid’s squad for Champions League final

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Andriy Lunin, Fran Gonzalez. 

Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, David Alaba, Lucas Vazquez, Fran Garcia, Anotinio Rudiger, Ferland Mendy.

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde, Aurelien Tchouameni, Dani Ceballos, Arda Guler, Mario Martin.

Forwards: Vinicius Junior, Joselu, Rodrygo, Brahim Diaz.

Despite having a star-studded squad, all eyes will be on Toni Kroos who will be playing his last-ever match for Real Madrid as he announced his retirement from football earlier this month.

Remember, Madrid are in pursuit of their record-extending 15th Champions League title. Their last UCL win came in 2022 when they defeated Liverpool in the final at Stade de France.

Los Blancos have won the UCL seven times in this century. They won titles in 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2022 which is the most by any team.

Remember, Madrid’s journey to the final included a round of 16 battle with RB Leipzig, Manchester City in the quarters while they faced Bayern Munich in the semi-final.