French coach Zinedine Zidane is in a fairly easy game, in which he will certainly seek to win and win the first points of the championship, especially after a two-time tie-break in the Spanish league. Real Madrid had met in the Champions League in 2012 with APOEL Nicosia Cyprus easily beat him and qualify. And Real will try to win their first European tour this year to deliver a message to all rivals that they are ready to defend their title and win for the third consecutive year in a game that many see as a tribute to the Royal team.
Real Madrid fans are waiting for the return of Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who is due to play for the first time with the Royal team in an official match this season in the absence of Allega because of the suspension of five games by the Spanish Football Federation.
Real Madrid midfielder Marco Ascencio will miss the royal team at the opening of the group stage in the Champions League against Abuel Cyprus because of his sudden grain suffering in some sensitive areas of his body, which makes him feel unable to play in the first round of the Champions League Europe, as well as missing the services of the French striker Karim Benzema because of the injury suffered recently in the back muscle during the last game in the league, which ended in a positive draw with Levante for each goal.
Don has a record of 105 goals out of a total of 140 appearances, with 52 appearances for Manchester United. Ronaldo has a great record ahead of the game, scoring goals in the opening games of the competition.
The Portuguese series began in the Champions League opener in the 2012-2013 season, when they scored a goal in the Real Madrid win over Manchester City (3-2).
Expected formation for Real Madrid and APOEL Nicosia
Zidane has announced the list for today's match, which saw the presence of Ronaldo, who missed the Royal League in the Spanish league this season as a result of the suspension, and will miss Marco Asencio and Karim Benzema injury.
Goalkeepers: Killor Navas, Keiko Cassia and Luca
Line of defense: Karafachal, Ramos, Faran, Nacho, Marcelo and Theo.
Midfield: Cross, Modric, Casimiru, Isco, Kovačic and Thebios.
Offensive: Cristiano Ronaldo, Bill, Lucas Vazquez and Mallorale.
Real Madrid: Kellor Navas, Caravagal, Faran, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Casimiru, Cruz, Modric, Eescu, Bill and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The expected formation of APOEL Nicosia : Boy Waterman, Roberto Lago, Jesús Ruida, Furos, Carlao, Venetios, Nuno Morais, Ibithelio, Zahid, Sali and Di Camargo.
Real are the champions of the Champions League, following a 4-1 win over Juventus.