Basel vs Real Madrid Odds : Champions League challenge for Ronaldo

Real Madrid will be out to extend their record run when they travel to Switzerland on Wednesday to take on Basel.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side have won each of their last 14 games, and a win against the Swiss Champions would see him match the efforts of Miguel Munoz in 1960-61 and Jose Mourinho in 2011-12.

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The defending champions and current La Liga leaders are already through to the next stage of the competition and having won 5-1 when they two sides met in September in Madrid they will be confident of securing the record equalling win.

Ancelotti stock in Madrid is at an all-time high and the former PSG, Milan and Chelsea manager revealed earlier this week that he is talks with the club about a new contract.

The club will be without midfielder Luka Modric for the game following the injury he picked up on International Duty. Isco was the replacement on Saturday for the 4-0 win over Eibar and it remains to be seen if the young Spanish star is picked again midweek with Sami Khedira also in contention.

Basel for their part can secure their place in the last 16 if they beat Real and Liverpool draw or lose in Bulgaria to Ludogorets.

Paulo Sousa’s side have been boosted recently with the news that key men Marco Streller and Breel Embolo have extended their contracts with the club.

The club, set to without the services of the suspended Serey Die, warmed up for the game with a 3-0 win over Aarau, a result that maintained their lead at the top.

Sousa’s side have won each of their last five games and have not conceded a goal in any of their last four matches, scoring 13 in the process.

Streller and Embolo have been key to their strike rate this season with their pair grabbing 9 goals so far, although their tally is the same as in-form midfielder Shkelzen Gashi.

The Albanian star has scored five goals in his last four games.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.