Real Madrid will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Moldovan champions Sheriff in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Los Blancos were held to a 0-0 draw by Unai Emery’s Villarreal to end a run of five straight wins, but have managed to change the complexion of their season.
Carlo Ancelotti’s return to the club had started with some fortunate results, but Real have played their way into form, and a win over Sheriff would put them in a pretty position in Group D after beating Inter two weeks ago.
As the Yellow-Blacks prepare to make their way to the Santiago Bernabeu, here’s everything you need to know ahead of this one.
When is it? Tuesday 28 September, 20:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Santiago Bernabeu
TV channel/Live stream? BT Sport Extra (UK), TUDN/Paramount+ (US), DAZN (Canada)
Referee? Lawrence Visser
VAR? Clement Turpin
With a mounting injury list, Ancelotti could rotate his side following such a quick turnaround from their draw at the weekend.
Dani Ceballos and Marcelo could make their returns in midweek, but Dani Carvajal, Ferland Mendy and Gareth Bale won’t play a part until after the international break.
The aptly-named duo of Adama Traore and Cristiano combined to help Sheriff past Shakhtar Donetsk on the opening night of the group stage, and are in line to start at the Bernabeu.
However, Lovro Bizjak and Moussa Kyabou are expected to miss out through injury.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Alaba, Nacho; Casemiro, Camavinga, Asensio; Hazard, Benzema, Vinicius
Sheriff: Athanasiadis; Costanza, Arboleda, Dulanto, Cristiano; Addo, Thill; Traore, Kolovos, Castaneda; Yakhshibaev
This will be the first ever meeting between these two sides. Not a surprise given Sheriff were only founded in 1997 and have never played in the Champions League group stages before, however.
Even if Ancelotti were to make wholesale changes with the injury list he has, you would still expect a confident Real to put Sheriff away with few problems.
With fans back at the Bernabeu for a Champions League game for the first time in a year and a half, they’ll be expecting the home side to put on a show regardless of who’s wearing those famous white shirts on Tuesday.
Prediction: Real Madrid 3-0 Sheriff