Malmo vs Real Madrid preview: Los Blancos look to continue good start

Malmo vs Real Madrid preview: Los Blancos look to continue good start


Real Madrid travel to Malmo this evening looking to continue their good start to the Champions League.

The 10-time winners of the competition defeated Shakhtar Donesk 4-0 in their opening group stage game and will be overwhelming favourites when they take on the Swedish team.

Rafa Benitez’ men remain unbeaten in all competitions so far this campaign with five wins and two draws. Defensively, they have looked solid having conceded just once in that time. While criticism has been leveled at the team for failing to score against Malaga at the weekend, they are La Liga’s second highest scoring team with 14 goals this term.

The hosts face a monumental task tonight but are in good form. Coming into the game, they have won the last three in the Swedish league. They will also draw confidence from having knocked out Celtic in the qualifying rounds.

In terms of team news, it is much the same for Real, with Gareth Bale, Danilo and James Rodriguez all still out. Pepe and Ramos remain on the sidelines so Raphael Varane and Nacho Fernandez will feature at centre back.

Malmo are missing first choice keeper Zlatan Azinovic with a knee injury while Rasmus Bengtsson and Guillermo Molins are doubts.

Possible Line Ups:
Malmo: Wiland; Tinnerholm, Bengtsson, Arnason, Carvalho, Yotun; Lewicki, Adu, Berget; Djurdjic, Rosenberg Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric; Isco, Kovacic, Ronaldo; Benzema