Spanish Super Cup winners Real Madrid will take on the English Premier League champions Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League Group D opener at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night.
The match between Real Madrid and Manchester City will be broadcast live on Ten Action at 00:15 IST, Wednesday.
UEFA Champions League group stage will kick start on Tuesday night and will end in December first week. [Check Out Champions League Fixtures and Timings]
A Look at the Teams:
Real Madrid: Jose Mourinho's team has no injury problem but the coach has a reason to worry as his team's performance has been less than satisfactory of late. Key player Cristiano Ronaldo's revelation that he is not happy in Real Madrid could hamper the spirit of the team. The defeat to Sevilla in the ongoing La Liga on Saturday was a big shock but the team has everything it takes to strike back stronger.
Manchester City: Defender Maicon may make his debut for the club as Micah Richards and Pablo Zabaleta are yet to recover from injuries. Sergio Aguero and Jack Rodwell, who were out of action for a while due to injuries, are expected to return on Tuesday. Coach Roberto Mancini also has the likes of David Silva and Mario Balotelli at his disposal to take on the nine-time champions. The defending English Premier League champions could surprise Real Madrid on Tuesday night.
Real Madrid: Iker Casillas, Alvaro Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Fabio Coentrao, Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira, Angel Di Maria, Mesut Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain
Manchester City: Joe Hart, Maicon, Vincent Kompany, Joleon Lescott, Gael Clichy, James Milner, David Silva, Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri, Carlos Tevez, Mario Balotelli