Real Madrid travel to the Estadio Municipal de Braga to face Sporting Braga in matchday three of the Champions League. Braga will be looking for a win to begin their challenge against Napoli, whereas Real Madrid will be looking to take full control of the group.
Braga currently sit third in Group C after two games. With one win and one loss, Braga have three points, leaving them level on points with Napoli and three points behind Real Madrid.
In their last five games in all competitions, Braga have five wins. Sebastian Perez was sent off early for Boavista as Simon Banza and Al-Musrati both scored along with a brace from Ricardo Horta to give Braga the 4 - 1 win, with Tiago Morais scoring for Boavista. Braga survived a late comeback attempt from Estrela Amadora, as an early brace from Alvaro Djalo and goals from Banza and Horta gave Braga the 4 - 2 win, with Kikas and Jean Felipe scoring for Estrela Amadora.
Last time out in the Champions League, Braga travelled to Union Berlin. Braga went 2 - 0 down fast due to a brace from Sheraldo Becker, but due to goals from Sikou Niakate and Bruma, Braga were level entering the closing stages of the game. Andre Castro came to Braga’s rescue with a goal in the 94th minute to give Braga the 3 - 2 win. Braga once again left it late against Rio Ave. Leonardo Acevedo scored in the first five minutes for Rio Ave, and it was only in the 91st minute Banza equalised and in the 96th minute that Abel Ruiz grabbed the goal for the 2 - 1 win for Braga.
The most recent outing for Braga was against Rebordosa in the Third Round of the Taca de Portugal. Rony Lopes and Djalo both scored in the 2 - 0 win over ten man Rebordosa, who had Hugo Alves sent off early in the second half.
Real Madrid currently top Group C with two wins in two games. This leaves them on six points and three points ahead of Napoli and Braga.
In their last five games in all competitions, Real Madrid have four wins and one draw. Brahim Diaz and Joselu both scored in the 2 - 0 win over Las Palmas, where despite only having 47% of the possession, Real Madrid registered 21 shots, with nine on target. Joselu was once again on the scoresheet against Girona, joined by Aurelien Tchouameni and Jude Bellingham for the 3 - 0 win despite Nacho picking up a red card late on.
Last time out in the Champions League, Real Madrid faced Napoli. Leo Ostigard put Napoli ahead, but Real managed to grab the lead before halftime with goals from Vincius Junior and Bellingham. Piotr Zielinski converted his penalty early in the second half to level the game, but an own goal from Napoli’s Alex Meret gave Real Madrid the 3 - 2 win. Bellingham was once again on the scoresheet, this time with a brace, along with Vinicius and Joselu in the 4 - 0 win over Osasuna.
The last time out for Real Madrid was against Sevilla. An own goal from David Alaba opened the scoring for Sevilla in the 74th minute, but just four minutes later, Dani Carvajal scored to finish the game 1 - 1.
The match on Tuesday is the first meeting between these two sides. However, it is likely to swing in favour for Real Madrid due to their current form and their historic success in Europe.