Real Madrid lost 3-2 to Sevilla the last time Los Blancos played a Liga BBVA game. That was a very worrying performance and the first loss for Benítez since he became Real's coach, so the whole coaching staff and the players will surely want to bounce back from that defeat and earn a statement win against FC Barcelona in El Clásico.
It will not be easy, though. Barcelona have competed very well ever since Lionel Messi got injured thanks to some impressive performances by Neymar and Messi is expected to make his return to the team tomorrow as well. On the other hand, every Real Madrid player will be at Rafa Benítez's disposal for the second time this season, meaning that Los Blancos will have good depth on the bench and a quality starting XI no matter what Benítez ultimately decides to do with his game plan.
Will Cristiano Ronaldo put an end to his slump and deliver a good performance?
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Date & Time: Saturday, November 20 (18:15 local time, 12:15 EST).
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain.
TV Information: BeIN Sports (United States), Sky Sports 2 (UK), SuperSport 3 Africa (Kenya), Canal + Liga (Spain) Others.
Stream information: Others.