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Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Real ace Ronaldo should ensure goals flow in Cyprus

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo
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Champions League Group H
Live on BT Sport Extra, 7.45pm Tuesday

Apoel Nicosia have done remarkably well to stay in contention for Europa League qualification following two draws with Borussia Dortmund but the Cypriot champions should be outclassed by Real Madrid.

The hosts are having to use Nauzet Perez in goal with regular keeper Boy Waterman injured and he is likely to be tested often much more than recent league outings against Paphos and Omonia.

Real Madrid are ten points off the pace in La Liga following a number of below-par performances and taking one point from the Tottenham double-header has left them unlikely to finish on top of Group H.

However, Cristiano Ronaldo has left his La Liga woes – he has scored once – behind him in this competition with six goals already and can repeat the brace he scored against Apoel in the reverse fixture.

Recommendation
C Ronaldo to score two or more goals
1pt 7-4 Betfair, Power

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Team news
Apoel Goalkeeper Boy Waterman is out, along with Facundo Bertoglio and Zhivko Milanov.

Real Madrid Sergio Ramos has joined Keylor Navas, Gareth Bale and Mateo Kovacic on the sidelines.

Key stat
Real Madrid have beaten Apoel by an aggregate 11-2 in their three fixtures.


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