After FC Barcelona's forceful 6-0 victory over Getafe, Los Blancos need to beat UD Almería in the Bernabéu this evening to keep the fight for the league trophy alive. To do so, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will need to choose a balanced lineup from a squad list with many important absences, but that should not be a big problem, as Almería are one of the weakest teams in La Liga. In fact, rotations would be really important today given that Real Madrid will face Sevilla, Valencia and Juventus (twice) in the next fifteen days.
- Real Madrid projected XI: Keylor Navas; Arbeloa, Varane, Pepe, Marcelo; Kroos, Isco, James; Jesé, Cristiano Ronaldo and Chicharito Hernández.
- Almería projected XI: Rubén; Ximo, Mauro, Trujillo, Dubarbier; Verza, Thomas, Corona; Espinosa, Jonathan, Hemed.