MADRID, 12 Feb. (EPDATA) –
RB Leipzig and Real Madrid face each other this Tuesday at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig (9:00 p.m.) in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, a match to which Ancelotti's team arrives after making a complete victory in the group stage, while the Germans, who finished second, were only defeated by the current champion, Manchester City.
The white team shone on the offensive side in the group stage of the top continental competition, being the third highest scoring team with 16 goals, only surpassed by Manchester City's 18 and Atlético de Madrid's 17. For its part, Leipzig managed to pierce the rival goal on 12 occasions.
Regarding the number of shots taken by both teams, Real Madrid was the second team with the most shots with 123 attempts, while the Germans did the same on 90 occasions.
In the distribution section, the whites completed 92.8% of the passes they attempted, a figure higher than that of RB Leipzig, which completed 84.3%. In addition, the average possession of the Spanish team is also higher than that of the Germans with 58.5% by 45.5%.
In the defensive picture, the merengue team also has better statistics than the Germans, conceding seven goals in the six games played, compared to the 10 that Leipzig received. Furthermore, Real Madrid receives fewer shots against per game than the Germans with 10.7, compared to 14.5.
As for aerial duels, Real Madrid players win in 59% of those they compete, compared to 48% in those won by RB Leipzig players. Finally, the Germans recover 9 balls per game in the opponent's field compared to the 8.2 recovered by the Spanish team.
TIME AND WHERE TO SEE
The duel between RB Leipzig and Real Madrid in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League will take place this Tuesday starting at 9:00 p.m., and can be seen in Spain through Movistar Champions League.