UEFA Champions League Preview: Gladbach vs Real Madrid

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Real Madrid will face Borussia Monchengladbach in their second game of the Champions League group stage.

Stadium: Borussia-Park

Key Statistics

  • Both the sides will face each other for the fifth time in this competition, with each one winning a game in the previous encounters.
  • Real Madrid have an impeccable record against German oppositions, not losing in any of the last nine outings.
  • Gladbach have surprisingly won only one of their last seven home games in Champions League.


Gladbach couldn’t have asked for a better start after drawing out against Inter Milan last week.

They also followed up with another win against Mainz in an exciting Bundesliga contest.

Marco Rose’s side are currently sixth in the table with their only defeat coming against Dortmund.

Possible line up

Sommer – Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Bensebaini – Kramer, Neuhaus – Hofmann, Stindl (c), Thuram – Plea

Injured players

Poulsen (shoulder)


Benes (ankle), Lazaro (match fitness), Zakaria (match fitness)

Real Madrid

Madrid will look to bounce back from their horrendous start to the competition, losing out to Shakhtar Donetsk at home.

They might well have regained the rhythm following their win in El Clasico, a week after a defeat against Cadiz in La Liga.

Despite winning against Barcelona, Zidane will be under pressure to show results in UCL.

Possible line-up

Courtois – Nacho, Varane, Ramos (c), Mendy – Valverde, Casemiro, Modric – Jovic, Benzema, Vinicius

Injured players

Carvajal (knee), Hazard (muscular), Ödegaard (calf)