Ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash at the Etihad Stadium, Real Madrid made eight changes to their starting XI for their game against Getafe on Saturday.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti heavily rotated his squad for the La Liga game to ensure his Real Madrid stars are fresh to face Manchester City on Wednesday.
Ancelotti rested Dani Carvajal, Antonio Rudiger, David Alaba, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, and Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid took advantage of the fact that they are now unlikely to topple Barcelona in La Liga to make significant changes to their team ahead of the second leg.
Manchester City are still competing to win the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup and might not afford to rest that many players against Everton on Sunday.