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UCL: BMG vs Madrid


Matthias Ginter and Borussia Mönchengladbach welcomed the last three-time champion Real Madrid to Borussia-Park in the second match of Group B.

Marco Rose will be confident Gladbach's mental strength can see them overcome the challenge of a record-winning Champions League team. The Foals have shown great resilience to turn the 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 win over Mainz, giving them a timely boost as they prepare to host Madrid, with Rose being able to give the factors important in his team rested before this clash and still got 3 Bundesliga points. Among the initially rested Rose players, the German international is in good form, Jonas Hofmann added an assist and another goal after just 31 minutes on the pitch when he came on as a substitute. second half, with French duo Marcus Thuram and Alassane Plea also bouncing off the bench to make an impact. All three will return to the starting line-up, midfielder Florian Neuhaus, The daring assist player that helped Gladbach take a point against Inter Milan in the opening game - the one where Foals led 2-1 until the 90th - will return to the midfield. Striker Breel Embolo, 18-year-old rookie Rocco Reitz and Tony Jantschke are quality replacements and influential midfielder Denis Zakaria is back in training, but is unlikely to take the risk.

Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane began to feel the pressure as his side faced the prospect of losing a third straight weekend, following home defeats to Cadiz in La Liga and to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. However, Zidane as some of the key architects of their recent success, including a consecutive Champions League hat-trick from 2016 to 2018, brought defending champions Spain. Nha came 3-1 victory over Barcelona that Bayern Munich beat 8-2 in the quarterfinals last season. Luka Modric and Ramos provided 2 of the goals, while Karim Benzema led the attack with deep support from Toni Kroos, who won the first Champions League title in four Champions League titles so far. with Bayern in the 2012/13 season. Given the importance of that match, Zidane has been unable to give any of his key players a break and the Frenchman can be expected largely to send the same starting lineup at Borussia-Park, although Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic could replace Marco Asensio. Former Bayer Leverkusen full-back, Dani Carvajal, is absent due to a knee injury. 




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