Real Madrid face CSKA Moscow in Russia after a tough week where they lost against Sevilla and drew in the Madrid Derby against Atletico. Los Blancos will be without key starters like Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Isco or Gareth Bale and coach Julen Lopetegui could even make more rotations to keep his main players fresh. Men like Mariano or Ceballos could get a valuable chance to start in a Champions League match and take advantage of this opportunity.
It would be important for Madrid to recover some of the firepower they had early this season, especially striker Karim Benzema. However, keep in mind that this is an away game which could be somewhat tough for Los Blancos, so they should focus on getting the win and complete a solid all-around performance to get the three points.
It will be interesting to see how the reserves perform here to confirm whether Real Madrid actually have a deep squad this season or not.
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Time: 21:00 CEST, 03:00pm EST, 12:00pm Pacific.
Venue: Arena CSKA, Moscow, Russia