Eleven time European champions, Real Madrid will clash against Portugal’s Sporting CP in the Champions League on Tuesday. Madrid, who trail leaders Borussia Dortmund by two points in Group F will be keen to bag a win in this away encounter to boost their chances of going to the next round as group winners. For this to happen, Dortmund is to lose their match against Legia Warszawa. Watch champions league Sporting CP vs Real Madrid live streaming, starting XI, match time and preview.
The defending champions are coming into this match, riding high on confidence after they beat rivals Atletico 3-0 in the Madrid derby on Saturday.
The side managed by Frenchman Zinedine Zidane has quite a few injury concerns. Karim Benzema, Alvaro Morata, Sergio Ramos and Casemiro will all miss the fixture against Sporting due to injuries. The midfield will be manned by the likes of Isco while high-flying Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will lead the attack for the team. The match will also mark the return of Ronaldo to his boyhood club although in the capacity of the rival team.
The home side, Sporting CP are in the third place in the group with four points to their name. In the domestic championship as well, they are on the third position with 21 points.
Jorge Jesus’s side isn’t troubled with injuries going towards this match. Andre who scored twice in 5-1 home win against SC Praiense in the Portuguese Cup will once against lead the attack against Madrid. However, it will be Marvin Zeegelaar who will have to be cautious as he is just a booking away from suspension.
MATCH TIME AND LIVE STREAMING:
Date: 23rd November, Wednesday
Time: 1.15 AM IST
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade
TV guide, India: Ten 1 HD
Live Stream: www.tensports.com
PROBABLE STARTING XI
Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Modrić, Kovačić, Isco; Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Sporting CP: Rui Patrício; João Pereira, Coates, Ruben Semedo, Zeegelaar; William Carvalho, Adrien Silva, Gelson, Bryan Ruiz, Bruno César; Dost.
Real Madrid: 7
Sporting CP: 1