Spanish La Liga NewsLuka Modric started the final from the bench
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Being a starter entailed risk and he will start on the bench, but he is fit to come out in the second half. Ceballos felt discomfort yesterday, so Tchouameni will be the pivot.


Not even in the starting eleven

Modric arrived at La Cartuja… but not to start . The truth is that only being available to play minutes in the second half is synonymous with a miracle; but leaving the start was -although in a small percentage- risky . And if Ancelotti made one thing clear at a press conference, it is that he would only play if the risk of relapse was zero. Nope, so substitute. 11 days have passed since Montilivi, the unfortunate scene of his injury: a microtear in the hamstrings of his left leg . The pessimistic medical report came to mark the return against City in red. But Modric refused to see everything so black, he squeezed his options and he has done the incredible. Being in Seville.


Ceballos was also injured

But in the eleven it will not be. Yes, Tchouameni. It was up to Carletto to choose between his strength (and overtaking Kroos) or the impudence of Ceballos (and keeping the German as a pivot). The problem is that the man from Utrera felt discomfort in training yesterday; injured . They will test him tomorrow, but he wasn’t there to play either. So decided: Aurélien, whom he had been working on for some time , receives an opportunity that is -almost- an all in . Jackpot after several games getting outstanding. The other big unknown was in the defense and Ancelotti was in charge of resolving it yesterday: Alaba, starter . “He is very well. There will be no risk of relapse,because there is no longer an injury ; she is fully recovered ”, she settled. The tandem of the great nights will return, with Militao accompanying the Austrian.