Manager Carlo Ancelotti spoke to the press yesterday ahead of the match. He revealed that Gareth Bale and Xabi Alonso will start the game and that Madrid should anticipate a hungry and motivated Copenhagen side. Carletto also touched on the Di María to Monaco rumors, saying the following:
"The news comes as a surprise because the player hasn't spoken to me or the club. He looks happy and calm. The door to my office is always open if he has a problem but I don't think that's the case now. It was over the summer. From a coaching perspective I agreed with Özil's transfer but it's not the same with Di María because he's a very important player for this club."
Real Madrid Television invited veteran journalist Sid Lowe to preview the clash with Copenhagen on "The Match." Lowe is inclined to believe Isco will start in midfield ahead of Luka Modric in this pressure-less fixture and the "BBC" will undoubtedly kick-off the game together.
With one more goal, Cristiano Ronaldo will become the highest-ever goal-scorer in the group phases of the Champions League. MARCA believes Cristiano will look to etch his name in another history book tonight.
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