Real Madrid kicks off busy five weeks away to Granada

MADRID, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) — Real Madrid visits Granada on Sunday firstly of a busy five weeks between now and the Christmas break. As nicely as its five scheduled La Liga video games, Real Madrid has two additional league video games (each in opposition to Athletic Club Bilbao) to slot in, together with two Champions League group matches in what guarantees to be a interval through which coach Carlo Ancelotti could have to rotate his squad as a lot as potential. Sunday’s go to to fourth from backside Granada ought to carry three factors for Ancelotti’s males, though Real Madrid has lately made onerous work of video games in opposition to Shakhtar Donetsk and Rayo Vallecano, with questions raised about their defending after Rayo truly managed extra photographs than Madrid within the Bernabeu a fortnight in the past. Granada could also be struggling, however they’ve loads of firepower in assault, with Luis Suarez main the road supported by the pacy Darwin Machis and veteran Jorge Molina. Ancelotti will as soon as once more be with out Gareth Bale, after the Welsh worldwide suffered a calf damage throughout the worldwide break, whereas Fede Valverde can be sidelined and there’s a doubt about Brazilian winger Rodrygo’s health. However, each striker Karim Benzema and winger Vinicius Jr can be found and Ancelotti will as soon as once more look to the duo to carry the burden of his facet’s attacking play, with both Marco Asensio or Lucas Vazquez becoming in on the suitable. Ancelotti is probably going to use his first selection midfield of Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, with Eduardo Camavigna ready his second on the subs’ bench. Eden Hazard once more appears to be like doubtless to proceed on the bench, with each sport the Belgian does not begin making his departure from the membership look extra doubtless, in the meantime Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao, David Alaba and Dani Carvajal will play throughout the again 4. An early objective could be good for Madrid on Sunday, as it will not solely give them a bonus, but in addition presumably flip the gang within the Los Carmenes Stadium in opposition to coach Robert Moreno. The former Spain coach has already heard chants for his resignation and defeat on Sunday might see him out of the membership he solely joined this summer season.

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