Real Madrid vs. FC Copenhagen: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
European powerhouse Real Madrid will look to bounce back from Saturday's stinging derby loss to Atletico Madrid by topping reigning Danish Superliga champions FC Copenhagen in a Champions League group stage showdown.
Despite their poor showing at the Bernabeu this past weekend, Los Blancos will be heavy favorites to pick up three more points in Group B when they take to the pitch on Wednesday.
While Copenhagen was able to earn a point against Juventus inside their home venue last month, Nicolai Jorgensen and company will be fortunate to come away with at least a point this time around.
Below, we'll get you set with everything you need to know for Wednesday's clash.
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time: 2:45 p.m. ET, 7:45 p.m. BST
Where: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
Watch: FOX Deportes (U.S.), Sky Sports (U.K.)
Real Madrid: 81.7 percent
Copenhagen: 4.7 percent
Draw: 13.6 percent
*according to Bloomberg Sports.
Top Storyline: Will Real Recover From Derby Defeat?
Real Madrid are in desperate need of a big win on Wednesday at the Bernabeu after suffering a shocking 1-0 loss to rival Atletico in Saturday's Madrid derby.
The loss drops Los Blancos five points back of Barcelona and Atletico in the La Liga table and has them soul searching ahead of Wednesday's Champions League tilt. Ancelotti has acknowledged the disappointment that comes with losing a derby but is confident his players will respond, per ESPNFC.com's Dermot Corrigan:
I am less happy today because the game against Atletico was not good, we lost a derby, that is not a good thing for us. We need to react quickly, with a result or with our play. I have a lot of confidence in the players, I am sure we will react well.
Tomorrow’s game is important -- we began well in the Champions League, and tomorrow’s game has another meaning, not just to continue well in the competition, but also to change the attitude and the spirit of this moment.
While it may seem like Real fans are blowing their club's most recent loss out of proportion, remember that Atletico hadn't won a La Liga derby in 14 years prior to Saturday.
Let's face it: Copenhagen simply don't possess the talent necessary to hang with Real over the course of 90 minutes in hostile territory.
Even without Gareth Bale, Los Blancos have too many weapons at their disposal and demonstrated their danger by easily handling the reigning Turkish Super Lig champions in Istanbul to open up group play a month ago. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in that match, and Karim Benzema added two more as Real prevailed 6-1 behind enemy lines.
But Real won't need half a dozen goals to get the job done on Wednesday.
Look for Ancelotti's squad to bounce back from their derby loss with an impressive win over Copenhagen.
Real Madrid 3, Copenhagen 0
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