Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Deportivo Alaves Reuters

Real Madrid can qualify for the Champions League round of 16 by beating Legia Warsaw in Poland on 2 November.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm GMT. The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport ESPN.


Legia Warsaw sit bottom of Group F without a point and will be eliminated from the Champions League if they lose to Real Madrid at home. The Polish champions have conceded 13 goals in group stage — more than any other team.

Jacek Magiera has no injury concerns and has a full squad to choose from for the visit of Real.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Deportivo Alaves 4-1 in La Liga on 29 October. The Spanish giants will progress to the knockout stages if they beat Legia and Borussia Dortmund beat Sporting Lisbon in the other Group F game.

Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Marcelo and James Rodriguez are all sidelined for the visitors.

What managers say

Jacek Magiera: "Have we analysed their game? Of course, but we did not show our players their matches against giants like Bayern [Munich] as that is not our level. Instead we showed them bits from Real's games against smaller Spanish teams — that was more useful for us. We tried to focus on one of their deadliest weapons: counterattacks. In this respect, they are absolutely world-class and we will try to find a way to stop them on the break."

Zinedine Zidane: "It will be my 100th match as a coach and I really like it. I am satisfied with what I am doing. I feel great at this club and would like to continue working here as long as possible. Legia are really dangerous opponents. Even if Legia have been unlucky with results, they proved they can be dangerous — as they showed at the Bernabeu. We respect them. They are collectively strong."

Form guide

  • Legia Warsaw (all competitions): WWLLW
  • Last result: Korona Kielce 2-4 Legia Warsaw
  • Real Madrid (all competitions): WWWWW
  • Last result: Deportivo Alaves 1-4 Real Madrid

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Legia Warsaw win: 28/1
  • Draw: 9/1
  • Real Madrid win: 1/10

Team news

Legia Warsaw possible XI: Malarz; Bereszynski, Pazdan, Rzezniczak, Hlousek; Radovic, Jodlowiec, Moulin, Odjidja, Guilherme; Nikolic

Real Madrid possible XI: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Danilo; Kroos, Kovacic, Isco; Bale, Morata, Ronaldo