It was exactly one month ago when Real Madrid last won a competitive game. Since 22 September, Real Madrid have lost four and drew one. Their next rivals are Viktoria Plzen at their home ground. The title holders are currently in the second spot of Group G with a win and a defeat. Madrid desperately needs to a win before facing the La Liga leaders Barcelona in the upcoming El Clasico. A win will naturally help them in gaining confidence. Given below is the full schedule of the game with broadcasting channels.
Real Madrid Vs Plzen India Time [IST]
According to Indian Standard Time [IST], it will start at 12:30 am on 24 October 2018 [Wednesday night].
|Competition||UEFA Champions League 2018-19|
|Date||24 October 2018 [India]|
|Time||12:30 am [IST]|
|Venue||Estadio Santiago Bernabeu|
|Seating capacity||81,044 spectators|
|Home team||Real Madrid|
|Away team||Viktoria Plzen|
|Round||Group stage [1st leg]|
|Referee||Orel Grinfeld [Israel]|
Real Madrid Vs Viktoria Plzen Telecast in India
Broadcasting channel: Sony Six
Indian fans can watch this match live on Sony Six and on its HD version.
Real Madrid vs Plzen Champions League Preview
Real Madrid: LLLDL
Viktoria Plzen: DWWLW
This is the first head to head meeting between both sides. Los Blancos were winless in their last five. However, Viktoria Plzen won three, drew once and lost one in last five games in all competitions.
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Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui is under pressure after an unprecedented goal drought severely damaged results, and home fans will be desperate to see their team score plenty against the visitors from the Czech Republic.
Plzen looked set to open their Group G campaign with a win against CSKA Moscow last month, but they were pegged back in the final moments as the pair played out a 2-2 draw.
Los Blancos opened their 2018-19 Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win over Roma on September 19, but suffered a 1-0 defeat at CSKA Moscow last time out.
The Czech champions do sit top of their domestic league, however, having won nine and lost two of their 12 fixtures this term. Since the heavy defeat at Roma, they have beaten Teplice and Vyskov in the league and cup but were held to a 2-2 draw by Bohemians 1905.
Madrid’s problem is not creating chances. They missed a hatful against Levante, with the visitors mustering minimal efforts on goal. However, Los Blancos are losing matches in a way that doesn’t befit the Champions League holders.
Real Madrid vs Plzen Possible Lineups
Real Madrid: Courtois; Nacho, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Asensio
Viktoria Plzen: Kozacik; Limbersky, Hubik, Hejda, Reznik; Prochazka, Hrosovsky; Kovarik, Zeman; Krmencik.