Real Madrid, on the hunt for lions to be more leader
A lion visits tonight the Santiago Bernabeu wanting to hunt down the three points. The Athletic, in full draw streak (add eight in all The league and four in the last five games), visit a Real Madrid plugged in and with the possibility of expanding his leadership if he wins today’s game, which is postponed from matchday 9 due to the absence of the South American internationals then to play it.
For this, those of Ancelotti They want to start the month of December as they finished November, winning. And, if possible, thus begin to also sign a full of victories on a calendar that, in addition to being tight, is very demanding. But if there is a team that grows in the face of adversity, it is the Real Madrid that, in addition, lives a great moment of form with players as plugged as Courtois, Benzema or Vinicius, to whom the stands are already waiting to continue congratulating him on his last goal against him Seville just three days ago.
It is therefore expected that, despite the proximity between the last game and this one, Ancelotti don’t make too many changes. “Rotar por rotating no” said the Italian at the pre-match press conference. Come back, yes, Rodrygo, absent last Sunday due to gastroenteritis and also Hazard. Valverde, for his part, already recovered, could give rest to Kroos to which the games played now can weigh more in the months of April and May.
As for the defense, the novelty will be Nacho who becomes part of the central team in the absence as a precaution of Praise that he will start on the bench due to some discomfort in his left knee. They will also be low, almost usual already, Ceballos and Bale those who are expected from next week for the final stretch of the year.
For its part, the team of Marcelino comes to Madrid with the sensitive loss due to sanction of Iñigo Martínez. The Basques will try to break two very different streaks: theirs so bad in Chamartin (16 years without winning) and that of the whites so good both outside and at home. They will also do it with the defensive weapon and knowing that the iron teams are the ones that cost the most to the Real Madrid. Those of Marcelino are the team with the fewest goals in the championship (10) while those of Ancelotti those who score the most goals (34). The duel is served.
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