Borussia Dortmund-Real Madrid, the 11 chosen by Ancelotti is official: Courtois plays

All in one night, ninety minutes to glory. The real Madrid chasing the fifteenth Champions League, yet another triumph to add to a cabinet full of trophies; The Borussia Dortmund wants to grant an encore 27 years after the unexpected victory against Marcello Lippi’s Juventus.

Carlo Ancelotti, who has already won the top European competition four times as a coach, has dispelled the last doubt: between Lunin and Courtois the Belgian’s experience wins, while Carvajal, Rudiger, Nacho and Mendy will play in defence. Then practically no surprises, with Valverde, Kroos (at the last dance with the Blancos) and Camavinga (preferred to compatriot Tchouameni) in the middle and Bellingham behind Vinicius and Rodrygo.

Edin Terzic has dreamed of this match since he was a child. A great yellow and black fan, the 41-year-old from Menden will try to break the bank by giving confidence to the team that eliminated Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final. In front of Kobel there should be Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck and Maatsen, in midfield there should be room for Emre Can and Sabitzer, with Sancho, Brandt and Adeyemi behind Fullkrug.

REAL MADRID (4-3-1-2): Courtois; Carvajal, Rüdiger, Nacho, Mendy; Valverde, Camavinga, Kroos; Bellingham; Rodrygo, Vinícius Júnior. Coach Carlo Ancelotti (official team)

BORUSSIA DORTMUND (4-2-3-1): Kobel; Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen; Can, Sabitzer; Sancho, Brandt, Adeyemi; Füllkrug. Coach Edin Terzic (probable lineup)