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XI Real Madrid | Keylor, Carvajal, Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kovacic, Modric, Isco, Bale y Cristiano Ronaldo.
XI APOEL | Waterman; Vouros, Rueda, Carlao, Roberto Lago; Sallai, Vinicius, Morais, Ebecilio; De Camargo, Aloneftis.
Real Madrid made history in June when they became the first side to defend their Champions League crown, two weeks after lifting the La Liga title. Their form at the start of the 2017-18 season though has been quite erratic, with two draws and a win leaving them four points behind bitter rivals Barcelona.
APOEL, on the other hand, won the Cypriot league last season but had to go through three qualifying stages to progress to the group stage. George Donis' men come into the match on the back of a win in their opening match of the season, a comfortable 4-1 victory away at Nea Salamis.
The two sides have previously met just twice, in the quarterfinals of the 2011-12 edition, with Real Madrid winning both legs by an aggregate scoreline of 8-2.