Real Madrid host Granada trying to bounce back from the disappointing 2-2 draw against Brugge last Tuesday. This is the last game before a two-week FIFA break and Los Blancos need to regain some confidence, especially in front of their home fans.
Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez are available once again after missing Tuesday’s match, while Lucas Vazquez and Vinicius have not been included in the squad list and will miss this game. There’s a good chance Rodrygo Goes gets minutes of the bench against Granada after spending Real’s last two games with Castilla.
Most of the focus will be on Real Madrid’s left-back spot now that Marcelo, Mendy and Nacho are all injured. Carvajal will likely stay on the right flank with Militao playing as a left-back.
Areola will defend Real Madrid’s goal now that starting goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is sick. The Frenchman has shown promise during the minutes he’s got this season, so it will be interesting to keep an eye on him and see how he performs.
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Time: 16:00 CEST (local time), 10:00am EST.
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.
Available TV: BeIN Sports (USA), Movistar La Liga (Spain)
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