Eduardo Camavinga could make his first Champions League start for Real Madrid when they host Sheriff Tiraspol.
Real Madrid will look to make it two wins from two in Group D of the Champions League when they host Sheriff Tiraspol on Tuesday night.
Europe’s premier competition will return to the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time since February 2020 after Los Blancos spent all of the 2020/21 campaign at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.
And it could be a special occasion for new signing Eduardo Camavinga, who will be hoping to make the first Champions League start of his Real Madrid career.
Thibaut Courtois will start in goal, and Lucas Vazquez should come back in at right-back after Federico Valverde filled in at that position on the weekend.
Eder Militao, David Alaba and Nacho Fernandez should complete the back four, with a number of absentees for Carlo Ancelotti to contend with in defence.
Ferland Mendy and Dani Carvajal are both ruled out while Marcelo has played just one minute all season and will not be ready to start.
Toni Kroos has not played any football since Germany’s Euro 2020 elimination and Dani Ceballos is unavailable, leaving Luka Modric and Casemiro to start in midfield alongside Camavinga.
Vinicius Junior has started the season in top form with five goals and two assists in the league, but Karim Benzema has been out of this world, scoring eight times and laying on seven assists in just seven games.
They should both lead the attack alongside Rodrygo, who was the match winner in the opening round against Inter, with Eden Hazard providing an option off the bench.