The 2023–24 UEFA Champions League group stage season continues on Wednesday, October 7th with Real Madrid hosting Sporting Braga at the Santiago Bernabeu.
With a great start to their European season, the home team is almost guaranteed a berth in the round of 16. In their opening group match, they defeated Union Berlin 1-0. They then defeated Napoli 3-2 and defeated Braga 2-1 in the rematch, with goals from Rodrygo and Jude Bellingham in each half. With 9 points out of a possible 9, Real Madrid leads the group table and needs just one more point to get to the knockout rounds in the Champions League. Real’s 8-game undefeated streak is nothing to laugh at, but the team’s highs and lows were experienced during their thrilling 2-1 El Clasico victory over Barcelona and their frustrating goalless draw against Rayo Vallecano this past Sunday. Ancelotti’s team attempted 22 shots and controlled 63% of the ball, but with no benefit. Also, Los Blancos have not lost a continental encounter at the Bernabeu in a long time, winning 7 of their past 8 Champions League matches at home. They have also scored in 24 consecutive matches since a shocking 3-0 defeat to CSKA Moscow in 2018.
During Match day 2, Sporting Braga defeated Union 3-2 after losing 2-1 to Napoli in the group’s opening game. The previous time they played the record champions, they lost by a small margin and trailed 2-0 before Alvaro Djalo’s late goal. With a trio of points from 3 matches, the visitors are in third place in the group and will be hoping to increase their total this week. The Portuguese giants will play an organization first on Wednesday when they get ready for their first-ever Champions League away match versus a Spanish team, but their countrymen haven’t always done well at the Bernabeu; Real Madrid hasn’t lost a European home match against a team from Primeira Liga.
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Real Madrid vs Sporting Braga Game Information
- Date: 11/08/2023
- Time: 03:00 PM ET
- Location: Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.
- How to Watch Real Madrid vs Braga: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv