Match Today: Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig 14-09-2022 UEFA Champions League
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Real Madrid will seek to continue the perfect start to the 2021/22 season when they welcome RB Leipzig to the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
The group stage of the UEFA Champions League 2022/23 will continue on Wednesday and culminate in the second round of the day eight matches will be shown where Real Madrid will play its guest Leipzig at the Santiago Bernabeu, aiming to maintain its record by 100%. Real Madrid may have failed to sign the priority goal Kilian Mbappe is in the summer transfer window but this did nothing to derail Los Blancos in the early stages of the 2022/23 season.
The Real Madrid team is going through a month after the new campaign, winning each of the six matches so far despite Karim Benzema being absent in most of the last two matches. Real Madrid started their Champions League title defense with a 3-0 win over Celtic last week and will be the favorites To top the sixth group. Surprising defeat in the opening match of the Champions League.
Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig
The Bundesliga giants have been slow in domestic football with Domenico Tedesco losing his job as a result. Marco Rose replaced Tedesco at RB Leipzig and oversaw a 3-0 win over former club Borussia Dortmund in his first game of the weekend.
Wednesday's match will be the first match between Real Madrid and Leipzig. And before the first ever meeting between the two sides, Carlo Ancelotti suffers from a new injury that hinders his preparations before visiting Leipzig to face the group stage in the Champions League. The Real Madrid coach will be deprived on Wednesday of the services of three first-team players. The thigh in the match against Mallorca last weekend.
Karim Benzema is still unavailable due to a knee problem he sustained last week. And while Eder Militao has resumed training, the Brazil international is not in the match-day squad for the match against RB Leipzig. Antonio Rudiger and David Alaba will continue to play central defense in Militao's absence with Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy starting at full-back. No one looks past Thibaut Courtois among the sticks. Real Madrid.
Leipzig vs Real Madrid
Leipzig will be the 14th different German team that Real Madrid will face in the European competition on Wednesday. The Real Madrid team lost their previous meeting for the first time with a German opponent, losing 0-2 against Wolfsburg in April 2016. Leipzig have not lost in their three matches against Spanish teams in the European competition so far, with a participant in the Champions League against Atlético Madrid 2- 1 in the 2019/20 quarter-finals, home and away match at Sporting Portugal, Jose Alvalade Stadium.
Real Madrid have not lost in the last 11 matches against German clubs in the Champions League. They have scored at least twice in all eleven matches (27 in total). The last German team to defeat them was Wolfsburg in the quarter-finals in April 2016 2-0 in Wolfsburg, although Real Madrid later won the second leg to advance from that confrontation 3-0 in Madrid Shakhtar Donetsk beat RB Leipzig last time in the Champions League 1 -4.
The only previous time the German heavyweights lost their first two group stage matches in a season in the competition was last season when they lost their first three matches under Jesse Marsh. Carlo Ancelotti can win his 100th Champions League game currently 99 with the exception of a match awarded in 2004/05 which will see him join Sir Alex Ferguson 102nd as the only coaches to achieve a century of victories in the competition.