Espanyol is going head to head with Real Madrid starting on 3 Oct 2021 at 14:15 UTC at RCDE Stadium stadium, Cornella city, Spain. The match is a part of the LaLiga.
Espanyol played against Real Madrid in 2 matches this season. Currently, Espanyol rank 14th, while Real Madrid hold 1st position.
Start date: 3 Oct 2021 14:15 UTC
Venue: RCDE Stadium
Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez, Spain
Espanyol Team News
Miguel Llambrich and Javier Puado are out for Espanyol this weekend due to injury, while Oier Olazabal, Fernando Calero, and Yangel Herrera are also doubts for the hosts.
Moreno is anticipated to make changes to the starting lineup against Sevilla, with Aleix Vidal, De Tomas, and Adri Embarba perhaps moving to the advanced midfield.
David Lopez and Manu Morlanes are also pressing to play in the middle of the park, which means Wu Lei and Fran Merida may be forced to leave the Chinese team for the Catalans.
Real Madrid Team News
Real Madrid will be without Dani Ceballos, Gareth Bale, Marcelo, Ferland Mendy, and Dani Carvajal this weekend due to injuries, while Marco Asensio, Isco, and Mariano Diaz have been left out of the team.
Ancelotti is anticipated to make changes from the starting lineup that faced Sheriff, with Rodrygo, Toni Kroos, and Lucas Vazquez all slated to start on Sunday.
In the centre, Federico Valverde may just edge out Luka Modric, while Nacho might be shifted to the left-back position if Vazquez is introduced.
Eden Hazard struggled to make an impact against Sheriff, and the Belgium international isn’t expected to start.
Espanyol XI: Diego Lopez; Gil, Cabrera, Gomez, Pedrosa; David Lopez, Darder, Morlanes; Vidal, De Tomas, Embarba
Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Alaba, Nacho; Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos; Vinicius, Benzema, Rodrygo
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