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Real Madrid vs Viktoria Plzeň (Champions League): Match Thread

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Real Madrid CF v Levante UD - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Champions League action is back in time for Real Madrid to take on Viktoria Plzeň in the Santiago Bernabeu, in what will be Match Day 3 of 6 in the group stages. As of Monday afternoon (when I am writing this - that’s right, I write these in advance because I have a day job!), Real Madrid is said to have a 90% chance of winning this game, and Plzeň at just 3%. Which means the game will be 0-0 until the 79th minute when a Real Madrid defender accidentally scores. Just kidding you guys, we are going to win 4-0 like old times! Benzema and Asensio both with a brace! Right? Right?? ... .....

Real Madrid sit in second place in the group standings with 3 points (tied with Roma for points, actually), behind CSKA Moscow on 4 points. You read that right. But it doesn’t have to stay this way. Real Madrid can “start fresh” by beating Plzeň convincingly and then hope for a Roma/Moscow tie to screw them both over. Wouldn’t that be nice? I thought so too.

By the way, I’m going to try my hardest to put up non-Real Madrid related match threads as well for the Champions League, so Wednesday for instance we will get a match thread for the games that are on that day.

Enjoy the game!