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.
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.
MORE FROM THE SCRIPT:
- How were The Script's conclusions calculated?
- Premier League: The Golden Boot race
- Premier League: The relegation battle
- Premier League: The 'Big Six' mini-league
- Premier League: Playmaker award
- Champions League: The knockout stages
- Europa League: The knockout stages
- The Script in full
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