MADRID， May 3 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has to make two important decisions ahead of his side's Champions League semifinal return leg at home to Manchester City on Wednesday night.
Fortune has decreed that Madrid have played all of their return legs in the knockout round of the competition in front of their home fans for the past two seasons and the club has already made an appeal for the supporters to try to push them to a second European final in three years.
Zidane's men are clear favorites to qualify following a 0-0 draw in Manchester a week ago， although an away goal from their rivals would complicate matters.
The Madrid coach rested key players at the weekend and Marcelo， Serio Ramos， Dani Carvajal and Tony Kroos should all be fresh for Wednesday night.
Zidane's two decisions are whether to risk Cristiano Ronaldo who missed the first leg with a muscle problem， and Karim Benzema， who had to be replaced at half time as he struggled with a muscle injury.
Ronaldo should be fit to start after training with his companions in the early part of the week， but Benzema's presence is less likely and although his importance to the side is unquestionable. It could be the coach's option to play the in-form Lucas Vazquez.
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini returns to face the club where he had coached for just a season amid a concerted campaign against him from the Madrid based press.
Pellegrini has selection issues of his own with David Silva out for the season with a hamstring injury and winger Jesus Navas also doubtful with a knock he picked up in the weekend defeat to Southampton.
Midfielder Toure Yaya， who missed the first leg with a thigh problem， could return and would give extra options to a side lacking in creativity， while Kun Aguero will hope to see more of the ball than he did in the first leg， when City were on the back foot for much of the game.
By Wednesday both sides will know whether Bayern Munich or Atletico Madrid await in the final， which will only add to the tension given that Atletico are Madrid's local rivals and that Bayern coach， Pep Guardiola will replace Pellegrini at City next season.
BEIJING Malik Hooker Youth Jersey , Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. national security strategy unveiled by President Donald Trump Monday has raised concerns worldwide with the international community calling it confrontational and contradictory and displaying an outdated Cold War mentality.
CONFRONTATIONAL, NOT CONSTRUCTIVE
Instead of promoting cooperation between countries, the new security strategy sparks confrontation in the global community and hampers constructive resolution of pressing international issues T.Y. Hilton Youth Jersey , the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
""Its key message - 'to preserve peace through strength' - sets the line not for constructive cooperation with other countries on an equal basis and in the interests of a joint resolution of existing problems, but for confrontation,"" the statement read.
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GAP BETWEEN TRUMP'S STRATEGY AND ACTION
The media and experts pointed out that Trump himself did not seem to be totally buying the new national security strategy himself. The president's viewpoint seemed to differ from that of his establishment-minded foreign policy advisors.
The Atlantic magazine said on Wednesday that's Trump's speech unveiling the strategy ""butchered it in a revealing way."" The strategy declares that the Trump administration will pursue a ""strategy of principled realism."" But what Trump said was, ""Our new strategy is based on a principle Kemoko Turay Youth Jersey , realism.""
Also, the strategy presented Russia as a power bent on undermining U.S. interests and meddling in the U.S. presidential race last year. But in his speech, Trump did not mention the alleged Russian intervention in the election he won. Instead Braden Smith Youth Jersey , he talked about a phone call from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, mentioning how the latter had thanked him for providing intelligence to foil a major terror attack in Russia.
""Trump's speech highlighted the gap between his theories and his actions,"" said Norhan al-Sheikh Darius Leonard Youth Jersey , professor of international relations at Cairo University. ""His speech is contradictory. He seems to be dealing with a hypothetical world.""
After calling Russia and China two ""revisionist"" powers seeking to undermine U.S. influence, values and interests, Trump immediately called for building a ""great partnership"" with them Quenton Nelson Youth Jersey , al-Sheikh pointed out.
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