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Where to watch Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for Champions League match


Real Madrid face a tough test on their return to the UEFA Champions League this season as they head to RB Leipzig in a Round of 16 first leg on February 13.

Los Blancos have opened up a five-point title lead in La Liga ahead of this clash after cruising to a 4-0 weekend win over second place Girona.

Carlo Ancelotti’s team lost out to eventual winners Manchester City in the semifinals last season and the Spanish giants are expected to go deep in the tournament once again in 2024.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it worldwide, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig kick off time

This Champions League clash takes place at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany and kicks off on Tuesday, February 13 at 9:00 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Tue, Feb. 13 3:00 p.m. ET
Canada Tue, Feb. 13 3:00 p.m. ET
UK Tue, Feb. 13 8:00 p.m. GMT
India Wed, Feb. 14 1:30 a.m. IST

Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Champions League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA Univision, TUDN,
UniMas
Fubo, Paramount+,
ViX, Univision NOW
Canada

DAZN

UK TNT Sports 2 discovery+
India JioTV, Sony LIV


USA: Champions League matches are available to stream on Paramount+ (English) and ViX (Spanish) for subscribers, and when matches are televised on CBS or Univision channels, they can be streamed on Fubo.

Canada: Every Champions League game streams live on DAZN.

UK: Matches are broadcast on TNT Sports and streamed on discovery+.

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Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig lineups, team news

Ancelotti will be forced to make changes with defensive trio Antonio Rudiger, Eder Militao and David Alaba all sidelined for Real Madrid through injury.

Club captain Nacho Fernandez is set to come back in but England star Jude Bellingham misses out after suffering an ankle sprain in the Girona win.

Real Madrid (4-3-3, right to left): Lunin (GK) — Carvajal, Nacho, Tchouameni, Mendy — Camavinga, Kroos, Modric — Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr.

Real Madrid subs (9): TBC

RB Leipzig warmed up for this game with a 2-2 Bundesliga draw away at FC Augsburg and Marco Rose will rotate his options for the visit of Real Madrid.

Christoph Baumgartner is tipped to come in as an extra midfield option for the hosts.

RB Leipzig (4-2-3-1 right to left): Gulasci (GK) — Henrichs, Klostermann, Orban, Raum — Kampl, Baumgartner — Simons, Olmo, Sesko — Openda.

RB Leipzig subs (9): TBC

Real Madrid vs RB Leipzig prediction

Real Madrid won six from six games in the Champions League group stages and they have a squad packed with European experience.

RB Leipzig will cause problems for Ancelotti’s injury-hit team, but they are currently in the middle of a run of one win in six games, and the visitors will be confident of sealing a first leg advantage.

Prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 RB Leipzig

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