Real Madrid Vs FC Basel is an upcoming group stage match of Champions League 2014-15. The consecutive defeats of defending champions in domestic league raised lots of problem for Italian manager. Los Blancos have lost 2 games out of 3 played in Liga BBVA this season. Will they defend their Champions league title this season? Let’s have a discussion on it.
Real Madrid VS FC Basel Time & Telecast
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List of telecast channels in other nations is given below.
Spain: TV3, TVE La 1
Switzerland: SRF zwei, RSI La 2, RTS Sport, Teleclub Sport Live
Canada: Sportsnet World, Sportsnet World Now
France: beIN Sports Connect, beIN Sports 3
Germany: SRF zwei, Sky Go Deutschland
Finland: MTV3, Katsomo, Viasat Xtra 6
Norway: Viaplay Norway, Viasat Xtra 6, Viasat Motor Sweden
India: Ten Sports
South Africa: Supersport Select SA, Supersport 3
Austria: Sky Go Deutschland
Argentina: ESPN + Andina, ESPN Play Argentina, ESPN Cono Norte
Denmark: Viaplay Denmark, Viasat Xtra 6
Netherlands: Sport1 Golf
United Kingdom: NOW TV, Sky Sports 1/HD, Sky Go Extra
United States: WATCH ESPN, Fox Sports Meidwest, Fox Sports Ohio
Real Madrid Vs FC Basel 2014 Champions League Preview
Real Madrid: Iker Casillas, Keylor Navas, Fernando Pacheco, Raphael Varane, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao, Marcelo, Dani Carvajal, Alvaro Arbeloa, Nacho, Guillermo Varela, Aber, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Isco, Asier Illarramendi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Javier Hernandez, Jese Rodriguez, Eero Markkanen.
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FC Basel: Tomas Vaclik, Germano Vailati, Pascal Albrecht, Philipp Degen, Arlind Ajeti, Walter Samuel, Ivan Ivanov, Fabian Schar, Marek Suchy, Behrang Safari, Luca Zuffi, Geoffroy Serey Die, Matias Delgado, Yoichiro Kakitani, Fabian Frei, Marcelo Diaz, Ahmed Hamoudi, Marco Streller, Shkelzen Gashi, Derlis Gonzalez, Giovanni Sio, Breel Embolo, Albian Ajeti.
Defending winners of this competition qualified for this season after finishing at third spot in domestic league La Liga 2013-14. Los Blancos were at 3rd position after Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona in last season of Spanish League.
Los Blancos came from behind to beat FC Basel by 2-1 in 1971-72 UEFA Cup first round in Switzerland. For the whites, Zunzunegui and Toni Grande scored one goal each in 30th and 72nd minute respectively.
The title holders of Switzerland started last season in the Champions League and won 2-1 at Chelsea FC on match day one, only to end up in third place in their group behind Chelsea and FC Schalke 04. But later, they were knocked out from the competition.