• Classification: This is group A

Real Madrid went to Istanbul with urgency. Only one point in two games was his resume in the Champions League before the victory against Galatasaray (0-1). Now, with four, the Zinedine Zidane box is placed back in a privileged position to get the ticket towards the eighth. The first place, however, at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain , is far, but not impossible.

Completed the first round, Group A is as follows: the PSG is a leading leader with nine points, three victories in three games, after a blunt hit against Bruges (0-5); Real Madrid is his immediate pursuer, although at a considerable advantage of five points; Bruges is third with two points and Galatasaray closes the table with one.

Real Madrid depends on itself to be second. His progress towards the second round would occur even if he did not win the three remaining games. With two wins, as long as one of them is against Bruges, the team led by Zidane would be part of the round of 16 .

However, to win the first place, which seems reserved at this point for a PSG that dominates Group A with an iron hand, Real Madrid would have to win its three crashes and expect two trips from the Parisian team . In short, if the whites achieved all three victories, their locker would remain at 13 points. The PSG, now with nine, would have to add a single victory in three days. That is to say, with a triumph and two defeats it would add 12 points and Madrid would be first; and with a win, a draw and a defeat, he would score thirteen points, tied with Madrid, so the difference in goals would decide first place.

These are the accounts that the combined Chamartín must calculate to be done with the classification for the eighths. Although of course, everything happens because Real Madrid close their duels with victories. Something that in this first phase has only achieved once, before the Galatasaray, and with suffering after erring innumerable occasions.

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