Real Madrid will travel to Belgium to take on Club Brugge for the second time in this year’s Champions League campaign, and this is a perfect opportunity for young players to get a chance to shine.
Since Real Madrid have eight points, PSG have 13 points, and Club Brugge are in third with only three points, Los Blancos are guaranteed to finish second in their Champions League group after drawing 2-2 with PSG two weeks ago.
That means Real have less incentive to play key players on Wednesday, seeing as how they have bigger La Liga fixtures coming up before the holiday break. Real will have to face Valencia on the road on Dec. 15, and then only three days later, they will have to face FC Barcelona at Camp Nou.
These next couple of weeks will present Los Blancos with plenty of challenges in one big “road trip”, so this week’s fixture against Club Brugge is something of a “tune up” game.
Above is Real Madrid’s official 19-man squad for their final Champions League fixture of the 2019-2020 campaign against Club Brugge. While this isn’t an important game since the table is set, Real will want to put in a positive display and maybe get some revenge for their poor 2-2 showing against Brugge at the Santiago Bernabeu in October.
Here are five takeaways from Real’s official squad, which includes a few surprising changes designed to give key players rest before Valencia and Barcelona.