Champions League

Real Madrid to play at Wembley for the first time in its history

A trip to the home of football awaits Real Madrid in the 2017/18 Champions League group stage and their match at Tottenham Hotspurs’ temporary ground will be Los Merengues’ first at Wembley Stadium.

The English national team stadium does not typically host club fixtures but the London team have moved in for the season while the New White Hart Lane is completed for the 2018/19 campaign.

Real are yet to play at the prestigious arena, having failed to make it to the European Cup final on the seven occasions it’s been held at Wembley, the first being in 1963 and most recently in 2013.

Further good news for Madrid comes in the fact that Spurs have struggled at the stadium since first utilising it in last year’s Champions League.

Losing to Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco at Wembley in the group stage, Mauricio Pochettino’s side beat CSKA Moscow before being knocked out of the Europa League in a home second leg versus Gent.

In addition, they lost their opening home Premier League game this campaign, falling 2-1 to Chelsea.

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