Real Madrid prepare to take on Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night as they go into their biggest game so far this season. After getting only one point from the first two matches, Los Merengues have made this match a must-win, which will be very difficult against an extremely resilient Turkish side.
Los Blancos go into this match without the services of Marco Asensio, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale who are still recovering from injury while Eden Hazard and Toni Kroos have returned to the team. Mariano Diaz has not been called up.
Real Madrid have to keep in mind the task at hand. Losing to Paris Saint-Germain before a shocking 2-2 draw against Club Brugge have put them in a very unfamiliar position but if they’re able to win the remaining games then they’ll still be able to qualify for the knockout rounds of the competition. Zinedine Zidane will need to come out with his best lineup. My predicted starting eleven is:
Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Carlos Casemiro, Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez, Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema