UEFA Champions League EDT (USA Time), BST (British Time), IST (Indian Time), GMT+0, Live Stream and TV telecast: Real Madrid start the defence of their Champions League crown on Wednesday night, September 14th, when they welcome Portuguese side Sporting CP .
UEFA Champions League EDT (USA Time), BST (British Time), IST (Indian Time), GMT+0 and Live Stream
Match: Real Madrid Vs Sporting CP (UEFA Champions League)
Date: September 14th, 2016; 14:45 EDT, 19:45 BST, 18:45 GMT+0, 0:15 IST (September 15th)
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
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The Los Blancos have made a 100 percent start to the new season by winning in each of their first three league games of the season. There is even better news for head-coach Zinedine Zidane as his main superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has fully recovered from the injury he had picked up at EURO 2016 final. Ronaldo looked brilliant on his return scoring the first goal for his team in 5–2 demolishing of Osasuna at Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas, left back Fabio Coentrao, and playmaker Isco are sidelined for this clash.
Meantime, Sporting were second in the Portugal’s Primeira Liga last term. And they are returning to the UEFA Champions League after missing out on last season. In their previous run at the tournament in 2014/15 edition, they failed to squeeze into knock-out stages. In their six previous appearance at the tournament they got past the group phase only once, when they reached the round of 16 in 2008/09 season. Left back Jefferson and striker Lukas Spalvis are out injured for Sporting CP.
Real Madrid Vs Sporting CP: Head-to-Head Stats
Real Madrid have won one and drawn one of their two matches against Sporting CP, with that Champions League tie coming in the 2000/2001 campaign.
Real Madrid: Predicted Line-up (4–3‑3)
Casilla – Carvajal, Marcelo, Varane, Ramos – Modric, Kroos, Casemiro – Bale, Morata, Ronaldo.
Sporting CP: Predicted Line-up (4–4‑2)
Patricio – Cesar, Coates, Semedo, Pereira – Campbell, Carvalho, Silva, Martins – Ruiz, Dost.