Our prediction for this Champions League match:
A spot in the Champions League knockout stages will be at stake when Real Madrid and Borussia M’gladbach face each other at Alfredo di Stefano Stadium on Wednesday evening. Los Blancos suffered a shocking 2-0 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in their last group game, but they could book their place in the last 16 even with a point from the Borussia M’gladbach clash. Zinedine Zidane’s troops are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the decider.
The good news for the hosts is that Sergio Ramos should recover in time to face die Fohlen. Eden Hazard remains in the recovery room, while Dani Carvajal is rated doubtful. Borussia M’gladbach, on the other hand, are one point away from securing their place in the knockout stages of the elite competition. Since both teams could be happy with one point from Wednesday’s showdown, share of spoils is on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Sergio Ramos):
Over the years Sergio Ramos has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world. The Spanish footballer was born in Camas on 30 March, 1986 and he is a product of Sevilla’s youth academy. He made 39 league appearances for Sevilla and he played 26 games for the reserve team as well from 2003 to 2005.
In the summer of 2005 Sergio Ramos signed a deal with Real Madrid for a fee of €27 million and it has to be noted that he made 33 appearances for the capital club in the 2005/2006 La Liga campaign. The 183-cm-tall full back is capable of playing as a right back as well and, as a result, he often scores for Real Madrid.
Sergio Ramos helped Real Madrid win two Champions League trophies (2013/2014, 2015/2016) and he has three La Liga titles with los Blancos. The Spanish defender won the 2010 FIFA World Cup with la Furia Roja, while clinching Euro 2008 and 2010 titles with the Spanish national team as well.
Highlighted Team (Monchengladbach ):
Borussia Monchengladbach is a German football club founded in 1900 in West Germany. The club is currently playing in the highest German football division: The Bundesliga. The club from Northrine Westfalia hosts its home games in the Borussia-Park stadium. The Borussia Park stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in Germany and holds a capacity of 55 000 spectators.
The club colors of Borussia Monchengladbach are black and white. The most known nickname for Borussia Monchengladbach is Die Fohlen which literally means the foals. Borussia Monchengladbach is one of the most successful clubs in Germany holding the German title for 5 times. The DFB Pokal 3 times and the UEFA cup 2 times.
The are a lot of world class players with a Borussia Monchengladbach history such as: Thorgan Hazard, Effenberg, ter Stegen, BIerhoff, Matthaus, Heynckes, Reus and Elber.