REAL Madrid will be widely expected to make it two wins out of two as they go to Sweden, and Cristiano Ronaldo will hope to break another, very significant, goal-scoring record at the Swedbank Stadion.
Madrid were 4-0 winners at home to Shakhtar in their opening game, with Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick. The Portuguese superstar has, uncharacteristically, gone three games without a goal in La Liga but he will hope to get back on target with Raul’s club record haul of 323 goals in his sights.
Ronaldo is currently just two shy of matching that tally.
Meanwhile, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale are unlikely to make their return from injury in Sweden with the Madrid derby against Atletico to come on Sunday. While Rafa Benitez’s team are unbeaten this season, Malmo lost at PSG in their opener and a 0-0 draw at Halmstad on Saturday left them fourth in the Swedish Allsvenskan, nine points behind leaders Norrkoping with four games left in the season.
Malmo lost 2-0 at home to Real’s city rivals Atletico in last season’s group stage.