Real Madrid offer their hospitality this Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. GMT at RB Leipzig. This, as part of the second day of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League TV in group F. It is the victory that is target on both sides.
Real Madrid have offered Celtic (0-3) on the occasion of the first day of the UEFA Champions League. Second in their group with three points, the White House has an opportunity to outclass Shakhtar Donetsk in this pool. Madrid face RB Leipzig at home. But for this meeting, Carlo Ancelotti has to face a few defections. This is the case of his star striker Karim Benzema who suffers from the knee. There are also Lucas Vasquez and Eder Militao who will be absent. In addition to these three packages, the rest of the group is present. Real Madrid remain on six consecutive victories, all competitions combined, and have every chance of winning against the German formation.
For its part, RB Leipzig remains on two defeats in its last five outings, including a defeat against Shakhtar in the Champions League. And for this meeting, Marco Rose should do without a few key players like Lukas Klostermann, Konrad Laimer or Dani Olmo. But the rest of the group made the trip. On the strength of their last 3-0 success against Borussia Dortmund. RB Leipzig will approach this meeting with confidence against the reigning Spanish champions.
Real Madrid – RB Leipzig: the probable line-ups
Victorious in their opening match against Celtic FC, Real Madrid continues in the UCL with the reception of Leipzig. A German team which had a complicated start to the season and which change coach after being surprised against Shakhtar on the first day.
The pass of three for Hazard?
Coming into play early in the game against Celtic following the injury of Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard had chosen the Champions League to deliver his best game in a while under the colors of Real Madrid. His game was more complicated against Mallorca while Rodrygo shone and can also fill Benzema’s position as indicated by Carlo Ancelotti.
As a result, the Belgian is expected to return to the bench to ride on Rodrygo’s form and strengthen the merengue midfield against a strong team offensively. As the Madrid coach has indicated, the defensive aspect will be as important as the offensive aspect so no doubt he will position Fede Valverde on the right in addition to a midfielder with three.
In midfield, Aurélien Tchouaméni should recover his place in front of the defense instead of Toni Kroos. Eduardo Camavinga and Luka Modric will also likely return to Carlo Ancelotti’s XI and complete the midfield trio.
In defense, Lucas Vazquez and Eder Militao are absent for this meeting so Antonio Rüdiger. Who was also present alongside his coach at the press conference. Will go on to a second start alongside David Alaba. Dani Carvajal will return on the right.