Carlo Ancelotti identifies two Borussia Dortmund players Real Madrid must be wary of in the Champions League final

Jadon Sancho, Karim Adeyemi
Jadon Sancho, Karim Adeyemi / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Carlo Ancelotti believes that Real Madrid will have to be especially wary of Jadon Sancho and Karim Adeyemi when they take on Borussia Dortmund in this weekend's UEFA Champions League final.

Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid will lock horns in the UEFA Champions League final at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening, and the stage is set for a mouth-watering encounter. Carlo Ancelotti knows that his side cannot afford to take Borussia Dortmund lightly. And he feels that two players could especially cause problems to their defence.

"They are a team with quality and experienced players," Ancelotti said during Monday's press conference. "What struck me the most against PSG was their fighting attitude and their desire. They are very quick in transitions with Sancho and Adeyemi, they have a strong striker and play with a compact block. It will be a competitive and hard-fought match."

Jadon Sancho is set to start out wide for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, with Karim Adeyemi likely to line up on the opposite flank. Although Edin Terzic could also be tempted to play Donyell Malen, who was in sublime form before his injury. Niclas Füllkrug will start up front for the Black and Yellows, where he will go up against Antonio Rüdiger.

Real Madrid will go into the Champions League final as favourites, having already won the Champions League a record 14 times. But Ancelotti is expecting a tough battle, and knows that they will have to suffer if they want to come out on top on Saturday. "We are not thinking about being favourites. Borussia Dortmund deserve to be in the final. They have knocked out teams of great quality, like Atletico Madrid and PSG. They are a team with fantastic attitude and commitment. We will have to suffer and fight."

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