The host provided a home show, leading 0:4 at the break and enjoying goals from six different players. On Saturday: Real Madrid without Benzema, Courtois will return
The 22nd round of the Spanish league kicked off tonight (Friday) with the match between Girona and Almeria, which provided a tremendous goal celebration. On Saturday, the cycle will go into high gear with four games, headed by Real Madrid’s meeting with Osasuna.
The meeting between the two newcomers provided a flood of goals, at the end of which the local fans returned home happy. The host provided them with a dream first half that ended with a 0:4 advantage, thanks to goals from Valentin Kastianos (8), Victor Tsygankov (34), Rodrigo Riquelme (36) and Javier Hernandez (43).By the way, Kastianos had a goal disallowed in the first half that could have determined an even higher result. Largi Ramazani (67) and El Bilal Toure (81) scored for the unfortunate guest in the second half, but Ivan Martin (77) and Christian Stouani (79) made sure to continue the celebration of goals with six different scorers for the winner.
The Basques recovered from a streak of three games without a win in all formats with 2:3 over Espanyol in the previous round, and now want to continue their best season in 20 years, in an attempt to continue establishing themselves in third place and maybe even start to tail the second Real Madrid. To do this, she will have to extend the streak against Celta, which she beat in the previous five meetings.The guest comes to the game after a loss to Atlético Madrid that broke a rare streak for them this season of two league wins.
Manuel Pellegrini’s team continues to try to cling to Atlético Madrid and the top four, and to do so they need to beat the bottom rival, who is only four points away from the red line. Despite the balance of power that is reflected in the table, Valladolid is on a streak of three league games without a loss, and is not expected to have an easy life.
All signs show that the trip to Morocco and winning the World Team Cup gave the Blancos some of the lost confidence in the championship fight against Barcelona . After a clear and smooth 0:4 over Elche, Carlo Ancelotti’s team wants toto continue the trend against the rival they haven’t lost since January 2011. The meeting between the two at the Bernabeu in the previous round ended in a 1:1, but the games in the Pamplona region brightened the face of Real, including a 1:3 victory last season. The good news for Ancelotti is that Vinicius and Thibaut Courtois are back in the squad and may start. In contrast, the sick Toni Kroos has not yet recovered and remains out of the squad. Karim Benzema, who suffered a minor injury in training, will also be rested to be ready for the match against Liverpool.
Mallorca – Villarreal (19:30)
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