Nobody could hope at the beginning of this year that Real Madrid, who had subscribed to play at a five-star Bernabéu, would end up playing it at their ‘little cousin’, Di Stéfano, and without an audience. However, nothing is further from reality, Zidane’s men are preparing to say goodbye to 2020 at home this afternoon (7:45 pm / Movistar LaLiga) against a team, Granada, which has long ceased to be a revelation to enter the hype of those to be reckoned with for more than just salvation.
For the appointment, Zidane has all his players with the exception of Luka Modric, who suffers an overload in his left adductor. The body of the Croatian teacher, after so many lessons given in recent days, has asked for a break. It is normal. What is surprising is the return of Eden Hazard who enters the call after a month out of the team. In his umpteenth reappearance, the ‘7’ will seek once and for all to live what everyone expects to be his true return.
As for the rest of the team, no big changes are expected. Zidane, always a friend of rotations, has put that technique aside seeing that this time it did not give such good results. That is why, although Isco and Vinicius also sign up for the appointment after having overcome a blow to the ankle and gastroenteritis respectively, they will not be part of the starting eleven.
In this way, everyone already gets the line-up with which, in about a month, Zidane has made a weak Real Madrid, a strong, reliable Real Madrid, and, above all, ‘results’. He already has five victories in a row (four in the league), this being the best streak of the season and of any Spanish team during this course. To take into account then the Madridista climb that, after a few months on the roller coaster, has gone to the merry-go-round.
Granada Is Also Trading Higher
In front of the whites will be the Granada of Diego Martínez. A team already installed among the important ones and that, after a complicated bump, already acts as such. The Nasrids arrive at the event after five unbeaten matches between the League, Europa League, and Copa del Rey and after defeating Betis (2-0) with a double from Soldado.
The very veteran striker who, as a curiosity, made his debut in the Real Madrid first-team replacing Zinedine Zidane and, tonight, can give him more than a headache. Among the casualties, Granada will not be able to count on Gonalons, suspended, nor Darwin Machís, Montoro, Victor Díaz, and Fede Vico, injured.
Thus, what is clear is that Real Madrid – Granada will be an entertaining dance. Of course, the last dance at Di Stéfano.
What will be the result of Real Madrid – Granada?
- Real madrid victory
- Granada victory