Real Madrid are going to play in the Group F of the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund, Sporting Lisbon and Legia Warsow in the Group Stages of the Champions League. The current champion has to face a very difficult group in their first step to achieve for the first time in the history of the Champions League back to back wins.
The first rival for Los Blancos will be Borussia Dortmund. The German side played against Los Blancos twice in semifinals. The first one, with José Mourinho on the bench, Real Madrid lost 4-1 in Dortmund with Robert Lewandowski as a star scoring four goals. The Spanish side tried to come back at Bernabéu but only could score two goals. There was revenge only one year after in the quarter finals. Then in the 10th Champions League way, with Carlo Ancelotti already on the bench, Real Madrid beat the German team 3-0 at Bernabéu and suffered to keep the result and lost 2-0 in the Westfallen Stadion. It’s certainly the toughest team in the group and Real Madrid should be very careful to not get a surprise with Aubameyang and other players.
Real Madrid will also face Sporting Lisbon in the group stage. It will be a very special game for Cristiano Ronaldo, who will come back home. The Portuguese side did a great Liga Sagres last season and finished second, only behind the city rivals Benfica. It’ll be tough to face Sporting Lisbon although Real Madrid have usually good experiences in Portugal.
The last team in Group F is Legia Warsaw. After 20 years, a Polish team finally qualified for the Champions League group stage. Legia Warsaw knocked out Dundalk, the Irish team, but the Polish side had to suffer in their pitch to go through. Finally, they are going to have the excitement of playing against the current Champions League title holder.