Our prediction for this Champions League match:
All eyes will be on Stadion im Borussia-Park when Borussia M’gladbach and Real Madrid face each other in the Champions League round 2. The Bundesliga kicked off their Champions League campaign with a nice 2-2 draw with Inter in Milano, and, no doubt, that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Tuesday’s showdown. Die Fohlen came from behind to beat Mainz in their last Bundesliga game, which is yet another reason why we predict that the hosts are going to grab something from the clash against the Spanish giants.
Los Blancos, on the other hand, did well to beat Barcelona 3-1 in “El Clasico” at the weekend, with the team quickly recovering from a shocking 3-2 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk. Since Real Madrid are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the Borrusia-Park showdown, we are tempted to put our money on over 2.5 goals. Eden Hazard and Dani Carvajal remain in the recovery room for los Blancos.
Highlighted Player (Yann Sommer):
After making 133 league appearances for Basel between 2007 and 2014, Yann Sommer joined Borussia Monchengladbach on March, 2014. The Swiss goalkeeper signed a five-year deal with the Bundesliga outfit and he was signed to replace Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who joined Barcelona.
Sommer made 34 appearances for Borussia M’gladbach in the 2014/2015 season and it has to be noted that he managed to keep 15 clean sheets. As a result, die Fohlen finished the season in third place in the standings. The Swiss shoot-stopper, though, was not as successful in the 2015/2016 season, keeping just 5 clean sheets, while conceding 50 goals in the process.
Sommer made his Switzerland debut on 30 May, 2012 in a 1-0 loss to Romania and he represented the Rossocrociati at both 2014 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2016. The shoot-stopper made 8 appearances for Switzerland on the road to Euro 2016 and he conceded eight goals in the process. Sommer played four games for the Rossocrociati at the tournament in France, conceding two goals, while keeping two clean sheets.
Highlighted Team (Real Madrid):
Real Madrid is a Spanish football club based in Madrid. Real Madrid participate in La Liga (Primera Division) and they have won 32 domestic titles. On the other hand, los Blancos have won 13 European Cup titles and that is the main reason why they are considered the biggest football club in the world.
Real Madrid play their home matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the capacity of the stadium is 84,454. Cristiano Ronaldo is the club’s most successful footballer in the 21st century and the Portuguese superstar has won two Golden Ball awards.
The likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, David Beckham and Iker Casillas are star players who were part of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the past. Real Madrid’s bitterest rivals are Barcelona, but the rivalry between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is big as well. Real Madrid’s home kit is white and, as a result, the team’s nickname is los Blancos (the Whites).