The match is over.
Real Madrid were roundly beaten in the opening group stage fixture by Paris Saint-Germain. Anything but a victory at home to Club Brugge will not be tolerated.
It hasn’t been the easiest start to the season for Real Madrid – and the defeat to PSG would have come as a serious blow. But at home the Spanish giant should have no problem picking up their first Champions League points of the campaign.
Club Brugge were unable to get off the mark at home to Galatasaray and it is likely that the Belgian side will defend in numbers here. Real should win but they might not get a lot of goals.
Real Madrid have mostly waited until the second half to get into gear this season – and with the pressure on Zinedine Zidane’s men to win the Champions League, most of the goal action may well be in the second half.
Head to Head
These two clubs have only ever met on two occasions before – in the 1976/77 European Cup. A 2-0 home win for the Belgian side was followed by a 0-0 draw in Spain to see Club Brugge through.
Real Madrid to win
There is a feeling that this Real Madrid side do not have the vitality and talent needed to win the Champions League. But it would seem likely that they will progress from the group and three points should be won at home in this one.
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