This’ll be Celtic’s first trip to the Bernabéu since a European Cup quarter-final in March 1980.
It’s just such a shame for the traveling bhoys in green that this is a dead-rubber for the visitors.
Last Tuesday, despite taking the lead through Giorgos Giakoumakis, the Hoops could only draw 1-1 with Shakhtar Donetsk at Parkhead.
This means Ange Postecoglou’s team have just two points on the board, also held 1-1 by Shakhtar in Warsaw in September.
The Scottish Champions have competed in all five group matches, but have paid the price for poor finishing each time.
So, Celtic will finish rock bottom of Group F, with this their earliest exit from continental competition, in terms of date, since 2005/06.
At the other end, Real Madrid have maintained their record of having never failed to reach the Champions League last 16, now looking to rubber stamp top spot.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team won their first three games in this group, subsequently drawing with Shakhtar and then losing to RB Leipzig in Germany.
Nevertheless, los Blancos remain in first place, knowing a victory here will ensure they stay there.
However, after a 1-1 draw with newly-promoted Girona on Sunday, perhaps there is hope for Celtic?
Will the Celts claim a famous victory in the Spanish capital?