Real Madrid v Legia: line-ups, where to watch, form guide

"A new game and a new day," was Zinédine Zidane's take on Real Madrid's meeting with Legia, the coach eager to keep his team on their toes following a big weekend league win.

Cristiano Ronaldo in training with Real Madrid ahead of the Legia game
Cristiano Ronaldo in training with Real Madrid ahead of the Legia game ©AFP/Getty Images
  • Zinédine Zidane eager to keep Madrid grounded after 6-1 weekend success
  • Madrid unbeaten in 22 games in all competitions; Legia have lost five of last seven
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 98 European club goals
  • Madrid have won seven in row at home in UEFA Champions League
  • Exactly 21 years to day since Legia's last victory in UEFA Champions League proper

Possible line-ups
Real Madrid:
Navas; Danilo, Pepe, Varane, Nacho; Kovačić, Kroos, Rodríguez; Bale, Morata, Ronaldo.
Out: Ramos (knee), Modrić (knee), Casemiro (leg), Coentrão (thigh)

Legia: Malarz; Bereszyński, Czerwiński, Rzeźniczak, Hlousek; Radović, Moulin, Jodłowiec, Odjidja, Guilherme; Nikolić.
Out:
none
Doubtful: Pazdan (shoulder)
Misses next match if booked: Bereszyński, Guilherme

Where to watch
Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here

Zinédine Zidane all smiles ahead of the Legia game
Zinédine Zidane all smiles ahead of the Legia game©AFP/Getty Images

Zinédine Zidane, Real Madrid coach
It's an even game for me. We must prepare very well, focus on the job at hand and make life difficult for them from the first minute to the last. Goals come from hard work from the off in a game. The important thing is to get points. We need to think about ourselves and not what the other sides are doing. We will work hard, as we always do, to get the result. I'm happy with our work. When work is done well, we can achieve things. After the match against Betis, of course I'm happy, and the players had a great game from beginning to end. Now we have a new game and a new day.

Jacek Magiera, Legia coach
Not a lot of players get to play in this stadium. Many dream about it but cannot do it. It's a reward for our players. I'm happy we can play Real Madrid, so Polish football can be seen all over the world.

We can win if we do it right. We want to do it right and try to prove a Polish team can play good football. Right now it's 0-0 and both sides have possibilities. Real Madrid are the favourites but it's been proven that underdogs know how to play football and get a good result. We came here to play our best and whatever happens, happens.

Weekend results
Betis 1-6 Real Madrid
(Cejudo 55; Varane 4, Benzema 31, Marcelo 39, Isco 45 62, Ronaldo 78)
Madrid emphatically ended a run of four straight draws to stay level with capital rivals Atlético Madrid at the Liga summit.

Pogoń 3-2 Legia (Fraczczak 7, Gyurcsó 40pen, Murawski 72; Radović 24 74)
Miroslav Radović's first double since September 2014 could not prevent Legia from losing for the fifth time in seven matches in all competitions.

Cristiano Ronaldo can reach 100 UEFA goals on Tuesday
Cristiano Ronaldo can reach 100 UEFA goals on Tuesday©AFP/Getty Images

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Real Madrid: WDDDDW
Legia: LWLDLL

Reporter's view: Joe Walker (@UEFAcomJoeW)
After returning to winning ways in the league on Saturday, Madrid can now take a huge step towards qualification for the knockout phase with a victory, and will be confident of gaining three points in front of their own fans. Ronaldo is just two away from making it 100 UEFA club competition goals and it would be no great surprise to see him bring up that milestone on Tuesday.

Did you know?
Only one team have beaten Madrid in their last 31 UEFA Champions League home games: who? Find out more in our extensive match background.

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