RB Leipzig vs. Real Madrid: A Deep Dive into the Numbers

 The clash between RB Leipzig and Real Madrid promises to be an intense showdown, with both teams eager to make their mark in the UEFA Champions League. Let's dissect the statistics to get a clearer picture of what might unfold on the pitch.

In their previous encounter during last season's UEFA Champions League group stages, RB Leipzig secured a thrilling 3-2 victory at home after suffering a 2-0 defeat in Madrid. This sets the stage for an electrifying rematch, which you can catch live on SuperSport at 22:00 CAT this Tuesday.

Real Madrid boasts an impressive track record against German sides, having lost just one of their last 15 UEFA Champions League matches against them. However, that lone defeat came at the hands of RB Leipzig last season, highlighting the German club's potential threat. Notably, Real Madrid hasn't been eliminated by German opponents since their 2012-13 semifinal loss to Borussia Dortmund.

For RB Leipzig, this marks their fourth appearance in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages. Interestingly, it's the first time they won't face an English opponent in the round of 16. Despite previous eliminations by top English clubs like Liverpool and Manchester City, RB Leipzig has proven their mettle by reaching the semifinals in 2019-20.

Real Madrid's consistency shines in the round of 16, as they've progressed from 11 of their last 13 ties in the UEFA Champions League. Since their exit at this stage to Manchester City in 2019-20, Real Madrid has made it to at least the semifinals in each subsequent campaign.

While RB Leipzig struggles to maintain clean sheets at home, their scoring record at the Red Bull Arena is impressive. Despite not keeping a clean sheet in their last 13 UEFA Champions League home games, RB Leipzig has scored in 16 consecutive matches at their home ground.

Real Madrid enters the clash with confidence, having won all six of their group stage games this season. Their winning streak harks back to their dominant run between April 2014 and February 2015.

Both teams excel in fast breaks, with Real Madrid and RB Leipzig leading the charts for goals scored and shots produced following fast breaks in the UEFA Champions League this season.

Keep an eye on RB Leipzig's Loïs Openda, who has notched four goals in the UEFA Champions League this season. Meanwhile, Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham has been a standout performer, contributing with goals and assists in all five of his appearances.

Bellingham's creative prowess is evident, leading all players in chances created following carries and line-breaking passes in the UEFA Champions League this season.

As RB Leipzig and Real Madrid prepare to clash, the stage is set for a riveting encounter filled with skill, determination, and tactical prowess. Tune in to witness football at its finest as these European giants battle it out for supremacy on the continental stage.