Predicted RB Leipzig XI vs Real Madrid

It’s the big one at the Red Bull Arena on Tuesday night as RB Leipzig host Real Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16. Marco Rose’s side will be looking to get their season back on track after just one win in their last six league games across all competitions, while Real will be looking to maintain their 100 percent record in this season’s Champions League.

Rose is expected to make one change to the starting line-up that drew 2-2 against Augsburg in the Bundesliga with Nicolas Seiwald coming in for Kevin Kampl in central midfield. The Austrian will face a busy night ahead of him with Eduardo Camavinga and Felix Kroos to contend with.

After goals in three successive games, Benjamin Šeško will retain his place in attack alongside Loïs Openda. The duo are creating a fruitful partnership that should cause Real problems defensively.

Should Benjamin Henrichs or Mohamed Simakan receive a yellow card, they will receive a one-game suspension.

If Leipzig ever needed a confidence booster heading into this game, it’s that Jude Bellingham is injured, but Rose believes Real may be bluffing, and expects the Englishman to start.

Predicted RB Leipzig XI vs Real Madrid

Péter Gulácsi – Benjamin Henrichs, Lucas Klostermann, Willi Orban, David Raum – Nicolas Seiwald, Xaver Schlager – Dani Olmo, Xavi Simons – Loïs Openda, Benjamin Šeško.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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