Benzema-less Real Madrid will be aiming to overtake Shakhtar Donetsk in top position in Group F when they welcome Leipzig to their Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday evening.
Los Blancos kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win over Celtic, and despite Benzema’s injury, Carlo Ancelotti’s men are seen as favourites to beat Leipzig at home as well.
Lucas Vazquez is yet another absentee in the home team after limping off with injury in a 4-1 win over Mallorca.
The Red Bulls, on the other hand, did well to crush Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at the weekend, but Real Madrid will pose a much bigger threat for the Bundesliga side than their previous rivals.
Both Dani Olmo and Lukas Klostermann are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team. The two teams have never met before in European competitions.
This match will be played on 14/09/2022 at 20:00