Real Madrid vs FC Copenhagen UCL Projected Lineup includes Ronaldo and Isco

By Thomas Atzenhoffer | Oct 1, 2013 | 151 Reads

Real Madrid play host to Danish side FC Copenhagen Wednesday evening at the Santiago Bernabeu and will look to continue their strong start to their UEFA Champions League campaign.

The club are still obviously in the midst of growing pains and summer installed manager Carlo Ancelotti discussed that in his pre-match press conference early in the week:

"Things are still not coming naturally to the players, which is normal when you make changes. We need a bit more time so that the players can play the system in a more natural way.

We are more vulnerable at the back and I think we have to find a balance between possession and a more balanced defense. And that's why we then always have to start from the back, faced with a compact team where it is hard to find efficient ways to attack."

While the side may have put six goals past Galatasaray in their last European outing, their start to their domestic campaign has been troubling and they will look to put their recent Madrid Derby loss behind them.

History is in favor of Los Blancos as they are undefeated in their last 12 Champions League home matches with ten wins and two draws while scoring a total of 39 goals during that time period. Additionally they have not failed to score for 26 straight matches.

FC Copenhagen have only won one of their last seven Champions League matches with their last away win was against Panathinaikos in 2010.

The home side from Madrid looks set to take all three points in front of their 80,000 plus fans expected to sell out the Bernabeu.

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