Diego Someone’s Atletico Madrid will hope for a better outing when they face AC Milan in their second UEFA Champions’ League group game on Tuesday.
Atletico Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw by Porto at the Wanda Metropolitano, while AC Milan lost narrowly to Liverpool.
However, Atletico Madrid have had just a single win in their last three matches since then including a 1-0 loss to Alaves on Saturday in the La Liga.
AC Milan have won two out of their last 3 matches including weekend’s 2-1 win against Spezia.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid will welcome debutant Sheriff Tiraspol at the Santiago Bernabeau on Tuesday evening.
The Moldovan side made most of their first ever UEFA Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk with a 2-0 victory while Real Madrid beat Inter Milan with a late goal on match day one.
Real Madrid won five of their last six games in all competitions and will be in a confident mood.
However, Carlo Ancelotti already has a lengthy injury list and he may have to see the game through without David Alaba, Gareth Bale and Luka Jovic who are all unavailable.
Nevertheless, Real Madrid will have the services of French striker Karim Benzema who has been in hot form this season with 8 goals from seven La Liga matches this season.
Benzema has five goals in his last five games including a double against Mallorca, and a hattrick against Celta Vigo.
Partnering Benzema in the riot activities is Brazilian youngster Vinicius Jnr who has five goals in seven La Liga games this season.
Fellow Brazilian forward Rodrygo may still be goalless in the La Liga this season but his late goal a fortnight ago at the San Siro secured all three points against Inter Milan.