Barcelona have a four-point lead to Real Madrid in the Liga BBVA table and a home match at hand against Sporting de Gijón, so their real lead is most likely seven points. This means that Madrid simply can't afford to drop points today against Granada in they want to fight for the Liga BBVA title.
The atmosphere in Real's dressing room appears to be shockingly enthusiastic considering how difficult it will be for Los Blancos to win the Liga title this year. The players are understandably happy with Zidane, they are performing better but they forget that their 1-1 draw to Betis could have cost them La Liga.
It's clear that they will try to keep the race for the title alive while they can, but the schedule won't get any easier in the upcoming weeks when the Champions League's Round of 16 kick off. Real Madrid need a win tonight, y nada más.
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Time: 20:30 CET, 14:30EST.
Venue: Los Cármenes, Granada, España.
Projected Real Madrid XI: Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, James, Isco, Ronaldo, Benzema.
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