RB Leipzig vs Real Madrid 2023/24: Team news, predicted line-ups & kick off time

14-time Champions League winners Real Madrid begin their knockout journey on Tuesday, as RB Leipzig welcome them to Germany for the first leg of their last-16 tie.

Real Madrid boast a perfect record in this season’s competition having won all six of their Champions League group stage matches. RB Leipzig finished second in their group, behind reigning champions Manchester City.

Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.

Team news

Carlo Ancelotti will be without the services of Thibaut Courtois, Eder Militão & David Alaba who are all out with ACL injuries.

Antonio Rüdiger will also miss out with a thigh injury and so will Jude Bellingham who’s suffering from an ankle sprain.

As for RB Leipzig, Amadou Haidara is expected to be the only absentee.

Predicted line-ups

Real Madrid (4-3-1-2):


Carvajal — Tchouaméni — Nacho — Mendy

Valverde — Kroos — Camavinga


Rodrygo — Vinicius

RB Leipzig (4-4-2):


Simakan — Lukeba — Orban — Raum

Olmo — Schlager — Kampl — Simons

Sesko — Openda

Head-to-head results

RB Leipzig: 1 Win
Draws: 0
Real Madrid: 1 Win

Last meeting: RB Leipzig 3-2 Real Madrid.

Kick-off time

RB Leipzig will be hosting Real Madrid on Tuesday night (13 February) at 21:00 CET.

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