Real Madrid vs. FC Copenhagen: Preview and TV schedule

Denis Doyle

Real Madrid will look to move past their disappointing derby loss against Atlético Madrid as they welcome FC Copenhagen to the Bernabéu.

Real Madrid return to action hoping to put their El Derbi madrileño defeat behind them and earn three more points in their attempt to win the club's 10th European Cup.

Gareth Bale is once again unavailable for Los Blancos after he re-injured his thigh muscle in training. Carlo Ancelotti will likely give Angel Di Maria a start again on the right wing in place of the Welsh winger. Anything other than a win is basically unacceptable for Ancelotti after he was whistled as he left the pitch on Saturday.

Copenhagen's league form at the start of the season has been quite poor but they pulled off a surprising 1-1 draw against Juventus in their group stage opener. To pull off a repeat performance at the Bernabéu will be a massive challenge, especially with Madrid smarting after their weekend loss.

Real Madrid injuries and suspensions

Out: Gareth Bale (thigh), Xabi Alonso (foot).

FC Copenhagen injuries and suspensions

Out: None.

Gareth Bale's thigh will once again keep him out of Madrid's Champions League campaign as he faces tests on Wednesday to determine the nature and extent of the injury. Xabi Alonso continues to rehab from offseason foot surgery.

Projected lineups

Real Madrid: Iker Casillas, Alvaro Arbeloa, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Fabio Contrao, Sami Khedira, Luka Modric, Angel Di Maria, Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema.

FC Copenhagen: Wiland, Jacobsen, Mellberg, Sigurdson, Bengtsson, Bolanos, Claudemi, Delaney, Baaten, Adi, Jorgen

Match Date/Time: 8:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain

TV: Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Deportes (U.S.), Sky Sports Red Button (U.K.), Sportsnet (Canada)

Online: Fox Soccer 2Go (U.S.)

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