Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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Los Blancos will aim to continue their fine run under Santi Solari, despite the Club World Cup beginning in a week's time

Real Madrid have already secured top spot in Champions League Group G and will seek their fifth win in six matches when they host CSKA Moscow at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Santi Solari’s side will also be after a degree of revenge, having lost 1-0 to the Russians back in October in one of the upsets of the tournament thus far.

CSKA failed to build on that victory, however, and have already been eliminated. Meanwhile, a shock loss to Viktoria Plzen two weeks ago means they have to take something from Spain to stand a chance of playing in the Europa League in the spring.

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Game Real Madrid vs CSKA Moscow
Date Wednesday, December 12
Time 5:55pm GMT / 12:55pm ET
Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .

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US TV channel Online stream
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 1 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 1 BT Sport app

Squads & Team News

Position Real Madrid players
Goalkeepers Navas, Courtois, Casilla, Zidane
Defenders Carvajal, Vallejo, Varane, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Reguilon, Odriozola, Adri, Sanchez, Lopez
Midfielders Casemiro, Llorente, Kroos, Modric, Ceballos, Alarcon, Valverde, Seoane, Franchu
Forwards Bale, Vazquez, Benzema, Asensio, Diaz, Junior, Perez

Real Madrid starting XI: Courtois; Odriozola, Vallejo, Javi Sanchez, Marcelo, Asensio, Valverde, Llorente, Isco, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

Position CSKA Moscow players
Goalkeepers Pomazun, Kyrnats, Akinfeev
Defenders Fernandes, Chernov, Vasin, Nababkin, Magnusson, Schennikov, Becao
Midfielders Vlasic, Dzagoev, Efremov, Sigurdsson, Kuchaev, Bistrovic, Bijol, Makarov, Pukhov, Tiknizyan, Gordyushenko, Akhmetov, Khosonov, Oblyakav
Forwards Chalov, Hernandez, Nishimura, Zhamaletdinov, Zhironkin

CSKA Moscow starting XI: Akinfeev; Fernandes, Magnusson, Becao, Nababkin, Shchennikov; Oblyakov, Bistrovic, Vlasic; Chalov, Sigurdsson

Betting & Match Odds

Real Madrid are 2/9 favourites, according to  bet365 . CSKA Moscow are long shots at 12/1, while a draw is 13/2.

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Match Preview

Nikola Vlasic CSKA Moscow Real Madrid UEFA Champions League 02102018

A second-minute goal from Nikola Vlasic gave CSKA Moscow a stunning 1-0 victory over Real Madrid in October, and though that effort propelled the three-time defending Champions League winners into a state of crisis, they have now come out the other side.

Head coach Julen Lopetegui was a high-profile casualty , but the Spaniards are looking as strong as ever under new boss Santi Solari, who has overseen eight victories in nine matches .

Sunday’s 1-0 win over Huesca may have been described as “ugly” by Solari, but he praised his players for coming through a tricky “test of character”.

With Los Blancos’ Club World Cup campaign to start in a week in the UAE and a vital league match against Rayo Vallecano at the weekend, this dead rubber is unlikely to be top of the coach’s agenda.

Due to Madrid’s head-to-head advantage over Roma, their 12 points will be sufficient to seal top spot in the group regardless of what happens at the Bernabeu on Wednesday, but this is a team playing with renewed pride nevertheless.

CSKA, meanwhile, can focus their full attention on this encounter before Russian football shuts down for the winter, beginning again only in March. 

Although Viktor Goncharenko’s side beat bottom side Yenisey 2-1 on Saturday, the performance level was poor, and only a missed penalty from their opponents prevented an embarrassing loss of points.

A positive result at the Bernabeu would quickly render that forgotten, however.