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The Script: How Real Madrid's 2019/20 Champions League season will pan out according to the stats

With Zinedine Zidane back at the helm at the Bernabeu, can Los Blancos re-assert their dominance in Europe and claim a record-extending 14th crown?

Florentino Perez and Eden Hazard

The 2019/20 season is upon us and Real Madrid are primed to bounce back from an underwhelming campaign which saw Los Blancos finish third in La Liga and crash out of Europe in the Champions League round of 16.

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Their 5-3 aggregate defeat to Ajax was arguably the most galling experience for a club so used to dominating in continental combat.

But with Zinedine Zidane back in the managerial hot seat and Eden Hazard in their ranks, can they regroup sufficiently to land a remarkable 14th European crown?

Ahead of the big kick-off, we asked the boffins at Google Cloud, Opta and Squawka to use the statistical evidence at their disposal to produce a full script of the upcoming campaign.

Read this exclusive Real Madrid excerpt to find out how they believe the Spanish giants will fare in the Champions League - and when you're done, check out more from The Script.

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