It's that time of the year. The Champions League is back and Real Madrid are hoping to defend their crown and win the European title once again. Now that Los Blancos will be playing two matches every week for quite some time, it will be very important for Zidane and the coaching staff to manage the squad properly and have every player fresh and ready to go. Isco and Asensio have been left out of the list this time as Casemiro, Marcelo and James are back after missing the Liga match against Osasuna.
Sporting Portugal are a quality team, but make no mistake: Real Madrid should win this one and battle out with Borussia Dortmund for the first spot in the group. Los Blancos must take care of business. James could get a chance to prove his worth as he is trying to become a relevant player for Madrid once again.
Location: Madrid, Spain.
Kick-off time: 08:45 PM CET, 02:45 PM Eastern, 11:45 AM Pacific
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