Los Blancos have already ensured qualification to the round of 16 of the competition, having collected 10 points from 4 games, and need just one more point to confirm top spot in Group F.
RB Leipzig will host Real Madrid in a UEFA Champions League fixture at the Red Bull Arena Leipzig on Tuesday night. Los Blancos have already ensured qualification to the round of 16 of the competition, having collected 10 points from 4 games, and need just one more point to confirm top spot in Group F. The hosts, meanwhile, are occupying the second spot in the group, with six points to their name. Leipzig are heading into the match on the back of a dramatic 3-3 draw against Augsburg in a Bundesliga match on Saturday, while the visitors beat Sevilla 3-1 in a La Lia fixture on the same day.
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Leipzig began their 2022-23 Champions League campaign with back-to-back defeats against Shakhtar Donetsk (1-4) and Real Madrid (2-0) in September. However, the German outfit responded by recording successive wins against Celtic in home and away fixtures, early in October. In the away match against Celtic on October 11, Timo Werner broke the deadlock, 15 minutes from time, before Emil Forsberg doubled the lead nine minutes later, to seal the win. The Bundesliga outfit are unbeaten in their last seven games across all competitions.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, have already ensured qualification to the next round of the competition and are aiming to secure the top spot in the group. Los Blancos recorded consecutive victories against Leipzig, Celtic and Shakhar in their opening three games before sharing the spoils against Shakhtar (1-1) in the away match last time out. Carlo Ancelotti’s side needed Antonio Rudiger’s 95th-minute equaliser to earn a point against the Ukrainian outfit. Meanwhile, in the domestic circuit, Los Blacnos are sitting at the summit of the La Liga standings. In their latest encounter against Sevilla, goals from Luka Modric, Lucas Vazquez and Federico Valverde helped Real Madrid secure a 10th league-win of the campaign.
Leipzig’s injury list consists of Lukas Klostermann, Marcel Halstenberg, Konrad Laimer and Peter Gulacsi. Andre Silva is likely to spearhead the attack, with Christopher Nkunku, Szoboszlai and Werner in support. As for Real Madrid, talismanic striker Karim Benzema is nursing a muscle injury and therefore Rodrygo could join Vinicius and Asensio up front. Meanwhile, last game’s goal-scorers Modric and Valverde are also rested for this game because of slight niggles.
RB Leipzig probable starting lineup: Blaswich, Simakan, Orban, Gvardiol, Raum, Haidara, Schlager, Szoboszlai, Nkunku, Werner, A Silva
Real Madrid probable starting lineup: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba, Camavinga, Tchouameni, Kroos, Asensio, Rodrygo, Vinicius
|Hamburger SV||4-0 (W)|
|Hertha Berlin||3-2 (W)|
|Shakhtar Donetsk||1-1 (D)|
|Last match result|
|Real Madrid 2-0 RB Leipzig|
The UEFA Champions League match between RB Leipzig and Real Madrid will take place at Red Bull Arena Leipzig on Wednesday at 12:30 am IST.
|RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid||Key details|
|Date||October 25 (Germany)|
|Venue||Red Bull Arena Leipzig|
|Kickoff time in Germany||9:00 pm (Tuesday)|
|Kickoff time in Spain||9:00 pm (Tuesday)|
The live telecast of the UEFA Champions League matches in India are available on the Sony Sports network. Fans will also be able to watch the live streaming on Disney+ Hotstar and JioTV. Besides, those in Germany can catch the live action via DAZN network; and Movistar + in Spain.