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country flag Champions League Round Grp G (4)
Wed 07 November 2018 20:00
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Deniz Aytekin (Germany)
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FC Viktoria Plzen

Last updated: Wed 07 November 2018 09:42
In Brief

Krmencik is sidelined. Kovarik and Kolar set to be ruled out again too.

Looking Back

Dug deep to beat a solid and dangerous Banik Ostrava side on the road at the weekend and keep their part of the bargain in the battle with Slavia Prague for the top spot. Jan Kopic got the winner at the end of the first half as Viktoria got a measure of revenge after losing to the same opponent in the Cup in midweek.

Gave Real Madrid a few real problems two weeks ago and only lost 2:1, having conceded at the start of either half. But they remained competitive until the end and with a bit more belief and audacity they may well have gotten a famous point at the Bernabeu.

Looking Ahead

Will look to bring a top showing to the table for what is a huge game at home against the most famous club in the world on Wednesday. It should be a grand occasion for Viktoria and their fans and the entire club will aim to put on a good show and hope to take advantage of the precarious situation with the Los Blancos at the moment.

Serious injury worries for Pavel Vrba as he seems set to be without three important players. Michal Krmenčík sustained a serious knee injury recently and will be out for the remainder of the season, with a pretty average player like Jakub Reznicek now tasked with leading the attack. Also, Jan Kovarik and Daniel Kolar are battling with injuries and seem set to be ruled out for the game.

Points of Interest

Vitkoria have won just once at home in the group stages of the Champions League so far and will be targeting a big result against the odds.

Real Madrid

Last updated: Wed 07 November 2018 08:27
In Brief

Real Madrid have no suspensions. They're missing Dani Carvajal, Marcelo, Raphael Varane, Jesus Vallejo and Mariano.

Looking Back

Real Madrid's new coach Santiago Solari has won his first two matches, overseeing a 4-0 win against third-tier Melilla in the Copa del Rey and then a 2-0 win against Real Valladolid in LaLiga on Saturday.

In the Champions League, Real Madrid beat Viktoria Plzen 2-1 last time out, with this victory coming under the management of former coach Julen Lopetegui.

Looking Ahead

There are no suspensions for Real Madrid this midweek.

Starting right-back Dani Carvajal remains out with a calf injury. He can be replaced by Alvaro Odriozola.

Starting left-back Marcelo has suffered a hamstring injury and should be out until the end of November. He can be replaced by Sergio Reguilon.

Starting centre-back Raphael Varane is out with an adductor injury and should be out until the end of November. He can be replaced by Nacho.

Backup centre-back Jesus Vallejo has a thigh injury and is also ruled out.

Backup centre-forward Mariano has a hamstring injury and is also ruled out.

Keylor Navas has been the backup goalkeeper in the league, but has been playing in the cup competitions and is expected to do so again in this match.

Points of Interest

Real Madrid played their strongest available XI during last Saturday's LaLiga match, so their players haven't benefited from any pre-Champions League rest.

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Real Madrid

Last updated: Wed 07 November 2018 08:27
In Brief

Real Madrid have no suspensions. They're missing Dani Carvajal, Marcelo, Raphael Varane, Jesus Vallejo and Mariano.

Looking Back

Real Madrid's new coach Santiago Solari has won his first two matches, overseeing a 4-0 win against third-tier Melilla in the Copa del Rey and then a 2-0 win against Real Valladolid in LaLiga on Saturday.

In the Champions League, Real Madrid beat Viktoria Plzen 2-1 last time out, with this victory coming under the management of former coach Julen Lopetegui.

Looking Ahead

There are no suspensions for Real Madrid this midweek.

Starting right-back Dani Carvajal remains out with a calf injury. He can be replaced by Alvaro Odriozola.

Starting left-back Marcelo has suffered a hamstring injury and should be out until the end of November. He can be replaced by Sergio Reguilon.

Starting centre-back Raphael Varane is out with an adductor injury and should be out until the end of November. He can be replaced by Nacho.

Backup centre-back Jesus Vallejo has a thigh injury and is also ruled out.

Backup centre-forward Mariano has a hamstring injury and is also ruled out.

Keylor Navas has been the backup goalkeeper in the league, but has been playing in the cup competitions and is expected to do so again in this match.

Points of Interest

Real Madrid played their strongest available XI during last Saturday's LaLiga match, so their players haven't benefited from any pre-Champions League rest.

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