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APOEL vs Real Madrid, 2017 Champions League: Predicted lineups, team news and prediction

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Who will start for Madrid?

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Real Madrid v APOEL Nikosia - UEFA Champions League Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Real Madrid visit APOEL without Sergio Ramos and it looks like Marco Asensio could be in the team’s starting lineup considering that he took part in the team’s pre-match press conference. Los Blancos would clinch a ticket to the Round of 16 with a win tonight.

APOEL: Nauzet Pérez; Vouros, Carlão, Rueda, Lago; Nuno Morais, Vinicius; Zahid, Ebecilio, Aloneftis; Poté.

Out: Milanov (knee), Waterman (shoulder).

Doubtful: Bertoglio (thigh).

Misses next match if booked: Ebecilio, Sallai.

Real Madrid: Casilla; Nacho, Varane, Vallejo, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić, Asensio; Benzema, Ronaldo.

Out: Ramos (nose), Bale (calf), Navas (adductor), Kovačić (adductors).

Misses next match if booked: Carvajal.

It will be interesting to see if Zidane decides to rotate his squad for this match or if he waits some more days and then gives most of his reserves a chance of playing against the struggling Malaga at the Bernabeu next Saturday, an option that would also make a lot of sense.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Date: 11/21/2017

Time: 20:45 CET, 02:45pm EST, 11:45am Pacific.

Venue: NEO GSP, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Available TV: FOX Sports 1 (USA), BT Sport Extra(UK), Antena3 (Spain).

Available Streaming: FOX Sports GO (USA), Fubo.TV (EVERY Real Madrid game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up and benefit from a summer discount for new members and Managing Madrid readers).

Prediction

Real Madrid 3-0 APOEL.