Real Madrid player offers problem to Carlo Ancelotti

1. FC Union Berlin v Real Madrid CF: Group C - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
1. FC Union Berlin v Real Madrid CF: Group C - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 / Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/GettyImages

A 3-2 victory over Union Berlin made it 6 wins out of 6 for Real Madrid in the Champions League group stage this season. Considering the circumstances, the lack of depth and injuries, that is very impressive. Carlo Ancelotti and company deserve a lot of credit for the job that they have done in this campaign so far, both domestically and in Europe.

That does not mean that the manager does not have anything to think about. On the contrary, Ancelotti needs to find the right solutions if Real Madrid are to continue this run of form and not fade away in the second half of the campaign, like they did last season.

Who should be Real Madrid's first-choice goalkeeper moving forward? That is suddenly one of the key questions surrounding the club.

When Thibaut Courtois got injured before the season even started, Kepa was brought in on loan from Chelsea to take his place between the posts. The Spaniard did very well too before picking up an injury of his own. That allowed Andriy Lunin a run of games in the starting XI and he took the opportunity with both gloves.

Real Madrid player offers problem to Ancelotti

Lunin was excellent over the last few games. Kepa was brought back into the starting XI against Union Berlin.

It is safe to say that a lot of eyes were on Kepa on the day, especially with a lot of fans feeling that Lunin had earned his place in the starting XI over the last few weeks. And the Spaniard was not particularly impressive against Union Berlin.

That will make Ancelotti's job more difficult. The Italian likes to stick with a set starting XI for the most part, unless players are unavailable. He does have a decision to make though, when it comes to picking between Kepa and Lunin.