In contrast to their guests who will be arriving into this game with a win on their back, Los Blancos fell to an uncharacteristic defeat to Levante at the weekend.
Zinedine Zidane will be hoping that his Real Madrid side put their weekend’s loss to Levante behind them with a victory against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
Los Blancos fell to an uncharacteristic defeat at the weekend as several key chances missed by the likes of Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema condemned them to their first league defeat in over four months and allowed Barcelona to replace them at the top of the La Liga table.
The opposite was true for the reigning Premier League champions as they defeated a dangerous-looking Leicester City side to strengthen their grip on 2nd place in the table as well as record back to back victories for the first time in a month.
However, the difference in the immediate form of both sides notwithstanding, the history of Real Madrid in this competition means that Guardiola wouldn’t need to tell his men the scale of the task they’d be facing at the Santiago Bernabeu.