Real Madrid – Tottenham
Real Madrid welcomes Tottenham Hotspur in the big derby of Group H of the UEFA Champions League. The clash is going to be played at the legendary Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid.
These two giants are the current leaders in Group H, having won 6 points each in the first two rounds. They are flawless in their performance in the competition so far, but now one of them will make a wrong step. Or maybe both of them?
During the weekend both of these team celebrated a win. Real Madrid needed a late goal by Cristiano Ronaldo to beat Getafe, while Tottenham managed to score just once against Bournemouth at home. But it was enough for the three points.
Cristiano Ronaldo versus Harry Kane. This is the personal clash everyone is talking about. And for a reason. Cristiano is the Champions League all time goalscorer, while Harry Kane is maybe the striker in the best form in Europe at the moment. The English international have scored 5 goals in the first two matches in the group and he’s the current leading goalscorer in the competition.
It’s true that Ronaldo and Kane are players who can decide this match. They are the leading striking force of these two teams and a lot will depend on their finishing skills. They have scored 9 goals in total in the first two rounds of the group stages.
We shall expect to see Real Madrid to be the more offensive team in this clash, especially at the “Bernabeu”. Most likely Tottenham will rely on their counter-attack, with Harry Kane being supported by players like Christian Eriksen, Delle Alli and Son Heung-Min. The English team will have to use every chance they have, if they want to take something from this game. But it won’t be easy for them – they are facing the reigning European champion.