Preview: Real Madrid vs. Club Brugge – prediction, team news, lineups
By Matt Law, European Football Editor | 1d
Real Madrid will attempt to transfer their strong domestic form into the Champions League when they welcome Club Brugge to the Bernabeu on Tuesday night.
Los Blancos are currently top of La Liga following Saturday’s goalless draw at Atletico Madrid, but Zinedine Zidane’s side suffered a 3-0 loss at Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League opener.
Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard in action with Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix in La Liga on September 28, 2019
Saturday’s Madrid derby at the Wanda Metropolitano will not live too long in the memory, but a point was enough for Madrid to move back to the top of the table. Since losing 3-0 in Paris earlier this month, Zidane’s side have collected seven points from nine available in the league.
Los Blancos were second best by some distance against PSG in their Group A opener, but it would still be a huge surprise if they did not make it through a section which also includes Galatasaray.
It will actually be the first meeting between Madrid and Brugge since the 1976-77 European Champions Clubs’ Cup – the Belgian side recording a 2-0 aggregate victory that season to advance to the next round.