The stadium Santiago Bernabeu will host a match of the second round of the group stage of the Champions League. Real Madrid and Germany’s Leipzig will compete. The teams achieved different results in their first games.
The Blancos outplayed Celtic FC in the first round. The last time the Spanish club did not play in the Champions League was back in the season 1994/95, since then the Madrid players have been consistently performing in the group round and 8 times won this European Cup, with 5 times in the previous 9 draws. Also, in the last 9 Euroseasons, Real Madrid have twice reached the semifinals and 2 more times stopped at the 1/8 stage. In 90 minutes in the previous 11 games in the competition, the Club of Madrid has lost only three times and scored 8 victories.
Red Bull in their first game lost at home to Ukraine’s Shakhtar. Domenico Tedesco’s charges got directly to the group round from 4th place in the Bundesliga. For the team, it is already the 6th consecutive participation in European competitions, and it is the 5th time that Leipzig play in the main stage of the Champions League. The German club twice reached the spring part of this European cup, and the best achievement was getting to the semifinals in 2019/20. Last season, Leipzig finished third in their group and reached the Europa League 1/2 finals. “Leipzig had won the previous two games in regulation time but before that could not win in 6 consecutive games (1 draw and 5 defeats).
The two sides have not previously met. The game in Madrid will be the first match in the history of the teams.
The match in Glasgow showed that the Madrid side do not intend to rock in the Champions League and proceed to defend the title in a flash. Ancelotti’s team are traditionally better at home. The Germans cannot be envied. The Energetic have a new coach, but they won’t be shaken up enough to succeed against Real Madrid. We do not see a minimum victory for the hosts.