Real Madrid vs Club Brugge Live :: Real Madrid: Defensive issues seem to have been fixed with three straight cleansheets. After the loss to PSG, real was reeling at the back but has done well to recover, limit mistakes and play quickly. Against the Belgian side, Real shouldn’t have much trouble and will likely be able to overpower a team that lights up the back of the net in domestic play.
Real Madrid host Brugge in the second game of the Champions League Group Stage. Los Blancos have gained some momentum after their disappointing 3-0 loss in Paris and will need to take care of business tonight.
Coach Zinedine Zidane has decided to give both Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez some rest, which means that the French coach might be thinking of making rotations for this game. Players like Militao, Valverde, Vinicius or Jovic could get a chance to feature in the starting lineup.
Marcelo and Isco have returned to the squad list and Modric could also start after coming off the bench against Atletico last Saturday. Real Madrid need to improve offensively and this match against Brugge looks like the right opportunity to do it. Zidane probably hopes to see a better version of Eden Hazard as well. The Belgian star admitted that he’s struggled a bit lately and could use a good performance against Brugge to improve his confidence.
Real Madrid looks to get on track in the Champions League on Tuesday when it takes on Belgian side Club Brugge in Group A play. It’s Matchday 2, with Real in last place in the group following the 3-0 loss at PSG on Matchday 1. Brugge drew Galatasary 0-0 in its opener and is tied for second place behind PSG. Real is riding a bit of confidence due to good from in La Liga, with Zinedine Zidane’s team in first place and coming off a scoreless draw at rival Atletico Madrid.
Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:
Champions League: Real Madrid vs. Club Brugge
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 1
Time: 12:55 p.m. ET
Location: Santiago Bernabeu — Madrid, Spain
TV channel: TNT, TUDN and UniMas
Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Real Madrid -375 | Club Brugge +950 | Draw +490
Club Brugge: This team has gone 17 matches without a defeat, including Champions League, domestic league and preseason. That fantastic run of form will give them plenty of confidence, but this is UCL away at the Santiago Bernabeu. A draw would feel like a victory for them. If they can get through the first half an hour without conceding, expect an ugly match the rest of the way.
Real Madrid are looking to get their Champions League campaign back on track tonight as Club Brugge head the the Bernabeu.
Zinedine Zidane may have won three European Cups in a row during his first spell as Real coach, but his first match back in the competition saw Los Blancos thrashed 3-0 by PSG in Paris.
That result is by no means terminal for their hopes of qualifying from Group A, but the most successful club in the competition’s history have plenty of work to do if they are to have a chance of finishing top to gain a favourable knockout draw.
Prediction: Real Madrid 2-0 Club Brugge
Real have turned a corner since that setback in Paris, beating Sevilla, Osasuna and drawing with city rivals Atletico to sit top of La Liga.
Zinedine Zidane wants more from Eden Hazard at Real Madrid
Brugge drew with Galatasaray in their opener, and while the Belgians could prove tricky customers, Zidane has enough talent to see out a win – but he will want more from Eden Hazard, who is yet to find his best form since signing from Chelsea.
Having suffered a 3-0 humbling in their Champions League group-stage opener at Paris Saint-Germain two weeks ago, Real Madrid know that victory over Club Brugge in matchday two is utterly imperative.
However, they will take confidence from how they have fared since that defeat in Paris: after wins over Sevilla and Osasuna and a draw at city rivals Atlético, Los Blancos now sit top of LaLiga, and are on a run of three consecutive clean sheets.
Brugge are also in decent nick too, though: after securing a point against Galatasaray in their first Group A game, the Belgian league leaders have racked up 10 goals across three straight domestic wins, with their most recent triumph a 5-0 weekend thrashing of Mechelen.
What time does the Real Madrid vs Club Brugge game kick off?
The 2019/20 UEFA Champions League Group A fixture between Real Madrid and Club Brugge will kick off at the Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, on Tuesday 1 October 2019 at the local time of 18:55.
That’s 17:55 in the UK, 12:55 in New York, 11:55 in Dallas and 09:55 in LA.
Find out here what time the game gets underway where you are in the world.
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane speaks to the media ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash at the Bernabéu.
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Where can I watch Real Madrid vs Club Brugge?
You can check here which television channels and online platforms will be showing the Real Madrid vs Club Brugge game in your country.
United Kingdom: BT Sport Live, BT Sport 1
United States: B/R Live, TNT USA, TUDN Radio, UniMás, Univision NOW, TUDN USA, TUDN en Vivo, Watch TNT
Spain: Movistar+, Mitele Plus
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