Champions League: Real Madrid heads to Germany after losing CL start


By: AP |

October 27, 2020 2:16:08 pm

Real Madrid’s gamers pay attention to head coach Zinedine Zidane throughout a coaching session (AP)


Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick says Serge Gnabry may return to the beginning lineup towards Lokomotiv Moscow after an absence blamed on a false optimistic lead to a coronavirus take a look at. Gnabry sat out final week’s 4-Zero win over Atlético Madrid and the 5-Zero demolition of Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Bayern misplaced on its final Champions League go to to Russia in 2016 in a shock 3-2 defeat to Rostov. Atlético tries to rebound from the loss to Bayern when it hosts Salzburg, with Luis Suárez coming off his fourth objective of the season on the weekend within the Spanish league.


Real Madrid heads to Germany to play Borussia Mönchengladbach needing to kick-start its Champions League marketing campaign following a 3-2 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk. The final time Madrid performed Gladbach away, it misplaced 5-1 in 1985. Shakhtar hosts Inter Milan with extra squad depth than for its shock win over Madrid final week, after a number of gamers returned after isolation following a coronavirus outbreak within the squad. Inter has been relying closely — some say too closely — on targets from Romelu Lukaku. Brazilian ahead Taison and midfielder Taras Stepanenko amongst these now out there. Eden Hazard has recovered from damage and will make his season debut with Madrid.


Despite opening the group with a win over Porto final week, Manchester City performs at Marseille enduring a tough start to the Premier League — failing to win three of its first 5 video games. And City is with out report scorer Sergio Aguero and fellow striker Gabriel Jesus. Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy, Nathan Ake and Fernandinho are additionally sidelined. Despite his insecurity and targets, Dario Benedetto is anticipated to start on the Velodrome towards City. Benedetto has not scored for the 1993 European Champions up to now this season however coach Andre Villas-Boas has just a few choices out there for the No. 9 place. After its 1-Zero loss at Olympiakos, Marseille is already below stress because it performs its first residence sport in six years in Europe’s prime match.


Liverpool is displaying — for now — it will possibly cope with out Virgil van Dijk. The Premier League champions host Danish membership Midtjylland after hard-fought victories towards Ajax and Sheffield United final week with out their central defender, who requires knee surgical procedure and faces a number of months out. Midfielder Fabinho has been tasked with filling in for the Dutchman on the again alongside Joe Gomez. The sport at Anfield sees the six-time European champions host a membership who have been solely based in 1999 and are making their first look within the Champions League. Atalanta, a shock quarterfinalist final season, hosts Ajax, a shock semifinalist two seasons in the past. It’s the primary ever Champions League match in Bergamo for Atalanta, which performed on the San Siro in Milan final season whereas its Gewiss Stadium was being renovated. But no followers will likely be allowed in.

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