Friday, February 1, 2013

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02.02. (Sat) 22:00 Granada - Real


Nyom, Lopez, Mainz, Siqueira
Iriney, M Rico
El-Arabi, Brahimi, Buonanotte

Arbeloa, Varane, Ramos, Coentrao
Khedira, Alonso
Di Maria, Modric, Ronaldo

New Granada boss Lucas Alcaraz could hand a debut to Diego Buonanotte in Saturday's Primera Division encounter against Real Madrid at Los Carmenes.

Youssef El-Arabi is available after returning from Africa Cup of Nations duty, but fellow striker Fabian Orellana has been loaned out to Celta Vigo.

Winger Dani Benitez is still sidelined with a hamstring injury while defender Pape Diakhate is suspended.

Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao and Angel Di Maria all return for Madrid after the trio missed the 1-1 Copa del Rey draw against Barcelona through suspension.

Iker Casillas (hand) and Pepe (ankle) remain out, while Mesut Ozil serves a one-match ban for accumulating five yellow cards.


Granada have won just two of their last eight Liga matches (W2, D3, L3).

The Andalusian side have lost their last three encounters against Real Madrid by an aggregate score of 10-2.
Granada have scored just 18 goals in their 21 Liga matches this season.

Real Madrid have won just one of their last five away games in all competitions (W1, D2, L2).

With just 20 goals conceded this term, Los Blancos boast the second best defensive record in La Liga.

Alvaro Arbeloa played his 150th game for Madrid in the 1-1 Copa del Rey draw against Barcelona.

Real have been in desperate form away from home recently but they should comfortably beat Granada, who will be keen to improve their organisation and discipline in Alcaraz's first game in charge.
Editor's Prediction
Granada 0-2 Real Madrid