Date: 10/22/2019 Time: 15:00 EST Venue: Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Istanbul Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy) This is a do or die situation for our team. If we lose this game, mathematically it is still possible to go to the next round if we sweep our remaining games, but that’d be exponentially more difficult given we still have to play PSG again. This is the team that has all the pedigree of European royalty, but no longer possesses the swagger. We MUST believe that our team can come back and mount a remontada in this tournament. We must have these players EARN the shirt they are wearing. Anything less than 110% to bring us victory will be an affront to this badge. The last time Real Madrid played in the Europa league was in 1986, when we went onto win the Europa league. To put this in perspective: I was not born when Real Madrid last played in Europa league. Playing and winning the Europa league maybe some kind of solace to lesser teams, but to Real Madrid that is unacceptable. I cannot fathom us losing this game, so we absolutely must believe that this team can turn this around. ¡HALA MADRID!