Real Madrid: 5 key players to watch against Monchengladbach

Real Madrid, Luka Modric (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid, Eden Hazard
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Real Madrid bounced back on Saturday by beating Barcelona 3-1, but can they follow that up with their first Champions League win of the year?

Borussia Monchengladbach could be a tough challenge for Real Madrid in the second round of the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League. After falling 3-2 to Shakhtar Donetsk last week, Los Blancos surely won’t take Marco Rose’s squad lightly, especially after they impressed against Romelu Lukaku and Inter Milan.

Here are five key players to watch on Real Madrid this Tuesday at the Borussia-Park.

Real Madrid LW Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard has yet to make an appearance this season, but he is in the official squad for this week’s game after recovering from an injury unrelated to the ankle issues that have caused him trouble since last Fall.

The Belgian left winger is Real’s main superstar and can help Real Madrid fulfill their potential as top challengers in the Champions League. With a healthy Hazard, Real looked nearly unstoppable last Fall. But without Hazard, Real often look ordinary in the attack.

He won’t start against Gladbach, as Zinedine Zidane must ease the former Chelsea man back. But he could play 15-30 minutes off the bench against the Foals. His status and playing time on Tuesday will be one of the big storylines to watch.