The Spanish team has won the competition 13 times in its history, winning four of the last five trophies and three consecutive ones with Zinedine Zidane.
The French coach left the club this summer, along with Cristiano Ronaldo. However, Madrid will be a great favorite to advance as group winners as they intend to win four consecutive titles by winning the competition this season, and the final will be played at the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium of Atleti on June 1.
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“It will be difficult to win for the fourth time because all the teams want to win, but we will try our best,” said Luka Modric after he was named as the best UEFA male player of the competition last season.
Real Madrid is ready to embark on its quest to win its fourth Champions League in a row. Madrid received a favorable group, despite the inclusion of Roma, who reached the semifinals last year.
The squad has been released in accordance with the rules of the league, and manager Julen Lopetegui has presented a list of 25 men for the 2018/19 group stage. According to the rules, a maximum of 25 men are allowed in an ‘A-list’ squad, of which two players must be goalkeepers.
At least eight places must go to ‘locally trained players’. If a club can only line up seven locally trained players, its squad size is reduced to 24 (or six to 23, five to 22, etc.).
Any player born in January 1997 or later should not be included in ‘List A’. After sending, the clubs will not be able to make any changes during the group stage, although they can make changes to their squads if they move on to the elimination stages.
A maximum of three changes can be made for the elimination stage of the competition, with the deadline for changes at midnight on February 1, 2019.
Squad of 25 men of Real Madrid
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla, Thibaut Courtois, Luca Zidane
Defenders: Dani Carvajal, Jesús Vallejo, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Álvaro Odriozola, Sergio Reguilón, Adrián Adri, Javier Sánchez, Sergio López
Midfielders: Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Casemiro, Federico Valverde, Marcos Llorente, Marco Asensio, Isco, Dani Ceballos, Jaime Seoane, Francisco Franchu
Strikers: Mariano Díaz, Karim Benzema, Lucas Vázquez, Cristo Ramón González Pérez, Vinicius Junior.