Real Madrid Femenino kick off against Espanyol at 12:00 CET (6:00 am EST) in the Ciudad Real Madrid. Las Blancas return to action after a 2-0 win over EDF Logroño in Madrid. Espanyol lost their last two matches. The Catalan side lost to Rayo Vallecano 2-0 and Athletic Club 3-0. In Espanyol’s last ten matches they have only managed two wins.
Real Madrid won 8-1 when they met Espanyol in December. Las Blancas went up 4-1 before Espanyol went down to ten players.
This match is another must-win. This and the upcoming matches against Atlético de Madrid and Levante have serious implications on the race for the UEFA Women’s Champions League qualification places.
Real Madrid XI: Misa, K. Robles, Ivana, Peter, M. Corredera, Thaisa, Kaci, Teresa, Jakobsson, Lorena, J. Martinez
Subs: Yohana, Olga, M. Oroz, M. Cardona, Samara, Ubogagu, Claudia F. Ari
Theoretical formation: 4-3-3
Espanyol XI: M. Quesada, Elba, Soldevila, Xenia, Letti, Brenda, Modin, Nicart,, Joanna, Vanegas, Sara
Subs: Dossey, Vani, C. Baudet, E. Julve, D. Gimenez, Debora G., Alicia, Laia
Theoretical formation: 4-4-2