UCL Fantasy MD12 Preview
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UCL Fantasy MD12 Preview

The second legs of the 2021/22 UFEA Champions League Semi-Finals is on this week.

For MD12, you have 3 free transfers and you play up to 6 players from the same team.


UCL Fantasy MD12 Preview

Tuesday – Villarreal VS Liverpool

First Leg

Liverpool won the first leg 2-0 at Anfield, with two goals within two minutes in the second half.

A Estupian own goal and a Mane goal sealed the first leg for the Reds; Henderson and Salah are credited with the assists.

Villarreal did not manage a shot on goal.

Thiago was the Player of the Match.

Head to head

The sides met in the 2015/16 Europa League; Liverpool winning 3-1 over two legs.

Liverpool have played Spanish sides 48 times before in Europe, winning 18 times.

Villarreal played English sides 21 times before, winning 6 times.

League form
  • A rotated Villarreal side lost 2-1 to second from bottom Alaves over the weekend. Villarreal remained 7th, 4pts off 6th place, the final spot to qualify for Europe (Conference League)
  • Liverpool started Salah from the bench and rest Alexander-Arnold and Thiago but nonetheless beat Newcastle 1-0 to stay 1pt off City.
Must have Players

FPL DGW26 Stats

For Villarreal, this is easily their most important tie in the history of the club. They are however, with several injury concerns

  • Danjuma (7.8) is a maybe after missing training earlier in the week, but could still make the XI
  • Pino (5.8) is definitely out
  • There is not a whole host of players to pick, but Parejo (8.1) is a definite starter and can earn ball recovery points.
  • Rulli (5.3) can be a differential pick as the GK
  • Pau Torres (4.5) is selected by 3% of the game and is another definite starter

For Liverpool, the question is who to pick

  • Alexander-Arnold (6.9) was fully rested over the weekend, so he is a front runner to play 90mins here
  • Salah (11.2) played just 30mins at Newcastle, likely to prepare him for this tie
  • Fabinho (6.0) also got some rest over the weekend, he can be favoured for his ball recoveries
  • Alisson (6.4) will no doubt start in goal
  • This is also the type of game for Thiago (6.3), who is in the form of his life

Wednesday – Real Madrid

First Leg

City won the pulsating first leg by 4-3. They started the game brilliantly, with 2 goals in 11 minutes. Real found back to make it 2-1 at half-time.

City pulled ahead 4-2 by the 75th minute but a cheeky Benzema penalty made the score 4-3 and kept the tie very alive.

De Buryne, Jesus, Foden and Bernardo Silva scored for City; Benzema (x2) and Vinicius Jr were the Real scorers.

Bernardo earned 3 extra UCL fantasy points as the Player of the Match.

Head to head

The sides have met 6 times before, each team has won twice before, drawing the two other times.

City beat Real home and away in the 2019/20 UCL at the Last 16 stage.

League form
  • Real are in celebratory mood after securing the La Liga title over the weeked, beating Espanyol 4-0.
  • City gave Mahrez and De Bruyne a full rest over the weekend but won comfortably 4-0 at Leeds to maintain their 1 point lead at the top of the Premier League.
Must have Players

FPL New Signings

This tie can possibly still go either way, but we should expect goals.

  • Benzema (10.7) now has 42 goals in 42 games and a Ballon D’or contender
  • Vinicius Jr (9.1) is also in top form, scoring a sensational solo effort on MD11
  • Courtois (6.7) is expensive, but a good choice as the home team
  • Modric (8.5) has 4 assists and 2 Player of the Match awards to date

For City, scoring goals here at the Bernabau is key to winning this tie.

  • De Bruyne (11.2) was Real’s chief tormentor in the first leg and will start
  • Mahrez (9.7) is enjoying a great UCL season with 6 goals and 2 assists to date
  • Dias (6.1) is back after injury and will be key to their defence
  • Cancelo (6.7) is back from suspension
  • Rodri (6.1) has 42 balls recovered and can be a differential and enabler in midfield.

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