Real Madrid host Villarreal in the Spanish League

Real Madrid will play a strong confrontation at 5:15 p.m. today, when it meets Villarreal at La Ceramica, Villarreal’s stronghold, in the twenty-fourth round of the Spanish League this season.

Real Madrid seeks in today’s match to continue the victories after it managed to beat Granada with a goal without a response in the last round, to continue to sit at the top of the Spanish league standings with 53 points.

The two teams met before in 43 La Liga matches, Real Madrid won 24 matches, while Villarreal won four matches and settled 15 matches.

Real Madrid scored 87 goals in the 43 matches that brought them together, while Villarreal scored 43 goals.

Real Madrid enters the match amid doubts about Karim Benzema’s participation, as Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti was forced to prepare an alternative plan in the attack, because without the French striker it appears as a team that lacks rhythm in this area.

The coach will be made available to the player Vinicius, who has finished his suspension for a match.

And without relying on Belgian Eden Hazard, Serbian Luka Jovic and Welshman Gareth Bale, the Italian coach has Marco Asensio, who has become an important player as good news for these crucial days.

Isco started against Granada for the first time since August 28, and returned to play as a “fake striker” despite not playing in previous matches.

And with the French player injured in the left hamstring, which he continues to recover from, and doubts about his participation in the next two difficult matches against Villarreal and then the “PSG” in the Champions League.

Serbian Jovic was not the first choice to replace him, although he is the natural alternative to Karim, and to provide options to leave the club during the last winter transfer market.

Isco seems the most convincing of the coach, but the 20 minutes that Hazard and Jovic played against Granada showed a good position, and they know that they can have a chance and may be the last in Real Madrid this season.

Real Madrid is six points behind Seville, while Villarreal will be required to continue the struggle to return to the standings, as it is now ranked sixth with 35 points, three points behind Barcelona, ​​which has a game in hand.

In another match, Atletico Madrid will play Getafe, in a match in which Simeone’s team seeks to restore morale after the 4-2 defeat from Barcelona in the last stage.

Today, Cadiz and Celta Vigo are also playing, and Rayo Vallecano faces Osasuna.

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