“Real Madrid will have a difficult time.” This is how the Spanish international striker Abel Ruiz, a player for Sporting de Braga, showed himself, and tomorrow, Tuesday, he will go to “Al-Nasr” in the confrontation between the two teams in the Champions League.
He added: “Real Madrid is a great team, and it is clear that it will be a very difficult match, but we have very clear ideas and we will strive to win.” This was announced by the 23-year-old striker, from Traveler (Valencia), during an interview with EFE. “At home, we are a very strong team, very reliable. We will try to go in with our weapons, try to hurt Real Madrid and try to look for weaknesses that they may have.”he added.
Against Real Madrid, Ruiz gives guarantees that his team will give “one hundred percent,” because in front of them is “one of the best teams in Europe.” In this sense, he said that to obtain the three points, the Paracarense team, which shares second place in Group C with Napoli with 3 points, will have to “Play a perfect match”.
This season, Braga returned to the major continental championship for the first time in ten years Their goal is clear: “Be the first in the group.”Real Madrid leads after the first two days (6 points), and Union Berlin occupies last place with zero points. The Valencia striker said: “There is a reason why we are in the Champions League group stage, and we did not come this far to search for third place.”
Braga had a miserable start, as they lost at home to Napoli (1-2) thanks to an own goal in the 90th minute and moments after the Portuguese equalized. However, they made a heroic last-gasp comeback in Germany against Union Berlin (2-3), a duel in which they were always at a disadvantage.
“By fighting until the end we got the three points that are very important for us, and now after playing this match at home against Real Madrid, we will try to win and add three more points and we will be able to get closer to our goal.” “It’s the lead of the group,” Ruiz announced.
Abel Ruiz, 23, is one of Braga’s stars, who made his debut for the Spanish national team And that he had the maximum trust of Santi Denia and Luis de la Fuente in the lower categories of La Roja, He confirms that the confrontation against the white team will be “special.” Not only for him, since he trained at La Masia, but also for many Spanish players who play for the Portuguese club.
This season, Braga also selected another Spaniard from La Masia and a friend of Abel Ruiz, right-back Victor Gomez, a Spain Under-21 player. He is struggling to recover for tomorrow’s match, as he suffers from a muscle injury.
In addition to the Spanish Alvaro Diallo, a striker, and Adrian Marin, a right-back, the young Albacete player of Uruguayan origin, Rodrigo Salazar, plays in the ranks of Braga., who was born in this Spanish city because his legendary father, Jose Luis Salazar, emerged as a midfielder and free-kick taker for the Albacete Balompie team in the First Division. He has already made his debut for the Albiceleste, and Abel Ruiz describes him as a “great player”.
Experience in Europe is also another requirement for Braga, with players like him Joao Moutinho, Jose Fonte (both European champions with Portugal) or Ronnie Lopez. While one of its stars is Ricardo Horta, who played for Malaga Club.
“It will be a match with history, not because it is Real Madrid, but because it is a Spanish team. When it was our (Real Madrid) turn, it excited us Spaniards who are here.”Abel Ruiz concluded.
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