Getafe v Real Madrid
Getafe v Real Madrid

Real Madrid have the chance to pile the pressure on top two FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid when they make a trip to face Getafe in La Liga on Saturday.

A win at the Alfonso Perez Coliseum would take Real Madrid into the second place in the standings, putting them ahead of Atletico Madrid and just a point behind leaders Barcelona, both of whom play their matches on Sunday, reports, reports Xinhua.

Zidane’s side are in one of their best moments of the season after qualifying for the semi-finals of the Champions League after beating Wolfsburg 3-2 on Tuesday and will expect to take all three points against a side in a crisis.

Getafe have taken just two points from the last 36 available and their disastrous run of just two draws from 12 games cost Fran Escriba his job as a coach on Monday with Juan Eduardo Esnaider named as his replacement.

A former Real Madrid player, 43-year-old Esnaider will be hoping to inject some aggression into a side which looked depressed in previous matches and his arrival could make things harder than originally expected for Real Madrid.

Zidane will make some changes to his side with James Rodriguez and Isco likely to start, while Rafael Varene could also have a chance in central defence, as could Lucas Vazquez following his good display last week at home to Eibar.

Real Madrid are clear favourites to take all three points, but it will be interesting to see how Getafe react to a change of coach and the need to take points to escape relegation.

  • SHARE

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Virat and Anushka: Marriage in Italy, Reception in Mumbai?

    If we turn back the hands of the clock to the end of 2016, there was a buzz all around, that Virat and Anushka...

    Here’s the Daily Sports Round Up From Around the Globe on 11th December, 2017

    Here is Sportzwiki’s daily news round-up, featuring top sports news from around the world, on 11th December, 2017. Here’s all the news from sporting...

    English Premier League 2017/18: Round Up – Round 16

    Total no.of goals scored Round 16 = 27   Saturday (09/12/2017) Hammers stunned Chelsea West Ham United 1 (Marko Arnautovic 6') – Chelsea 0 Hosts West Ham United...

    ISL: Mumbai City End Chennaiyin FC’s Winning Streak

    Mumbai, Dec 10: Mumbai City FC put an end to Chennaiyin FCs hat-trick of victories with a gritty 1-0 win in the fifth round of...

    Napoli fail to lead Serie A table after draw against Fiorentina

    Naples (Italy), Dec 11: Napoli on Sunday failed to top the Serie A table after a 0-0 home draw against Fiorentina in the 16th round...