Real Madrid has started the season as the previous one had ended: winning, by hook or by crook. The competition doesn't matter. In La Liga it is the only team that counts its first five games by victories, the sole leader of the classification. In the Champions League, despite having suffered in the first part of his debut at Celtic Park against a well-worked and very brave team, he already has three points in his locker. In addition, he reaches his second European day, the first at the Santiago Bernabéu, after coming back from Mallorca in the domestic competition and sinking it based on beautifully made goals. They will face RB Leipzig, who fired Domenico Tedesco after suffering two consecutive goals and who, under the orders of their new coach, Marco Rose, have opened with a 3-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund.
Spaniards and Germans will face each other at the Santiago Bernabéu this Wednesday, September 14, at 9:00 p.m. The match can be seen live through Movistar Plus Champions League. You can also follow minute by minute on the La Vanguardia website.
Madrid is sweet. Without the need to develop an excessively dominant and convincing game, he shows off his power in the areas to add resounding wins and confirm his feelings from last season. Then they were proclaimed champions of Europe and Spain based on their defensive solidity, Thibaut Courtois' state of grace and the level of Vinícius Júnior and Karim Benzema up front, with the collaboration of a stellar Luka Modric. Solvency to reap victory after victory, showing few cracks and great effectiveness.
Benzema has not started the year in the best way and, furthermore, he will miss several games due to injury. Another of the pillars of the club in recent years, Casemiro, is no longer there. However, the consecration of Vinícius as a differential player and capable of seeing the goal regularly and the appearance of Aurélien Tchouaméni to support the midfield and maintain the balance that the Brazilian midfielder previously provided are being key. With a top eleven and guaranteed replacements on the bench, Real Madrid is aiming high in this new European campaign, even more so considering the friendliness of the group stage draw.
In front they will have RB Leipzig. The Germans started the season disastrously. With just two wins from the first six games, they are tenth in the Bundesliga. The 4-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt and Shakhtar Donetsk's surprising thrashing in their Champions League opener ended with the sacking of Domenico Tedesco, until then coach of the team that won the DFB Pokal last year. Marco Rose, a coach who led a great Borussia Mönchengladbach and who disappointed in his time at Borussia Dortmund, was named his successor. In his debut, he thrashed his former team, Dortmund, in a radical script twist. On Wednesday they will have an opportunity to continue completing the change of dynamics against the current champion of the Champions League.