Los Blancos would be gearing for another consecutive win after seeing off Inter Milan in the UCL tie on Wednesday night by 2-0 at San Siro. The Spanish giant headed into the game after a 1-1 draw with Villareal last weekend which makes them sit currently at 4th on the log, having claimed 17 points in total 9 matches.
Zinedine Zidane’s side followed their fortunate 1-1 draw away to Villarreal with an impressive 2-0 win over Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League in midweek.
Eden Hazard scored from the spot in the seventh minute to give Real Madrid an early lead, and Arturo Vidal’s red card on the half hour mark made things easier for the Spanish champions and a Rodrygo’s volley deflected off Achraf Hakimi on the hour mark to give Los Blancos their first-ever win at the San Siro.
The away team welcomed Valencia on Sunday and got a point from the visitor as they were held to a draw. Deportivo Alaves made it three draws in a row as they played out a thrilling 2-2 draw against Valencia at the Mendizorroza. The host team threw a 2-0 lead after a strong comeback from Valencia.
The hosts will be without Sergio Ramos, Federico Valverde, Luka Jovic as they are all sidelined with injuries. Karim Benzema and Alvaro Odriozola remain doubts ahead of this tie.
Burgui, Pere Pons and Manu Garcia are all out of the match, with the first two injured and the latter one in isolation after tested positive for Covid-19.
Even with Zinedine Zidane set to ring in the changes, there’s only one result likely to play out here — a Real Madrid win. Although, Alaves are expexrto get on the score sheet, with Lucas Perez ready to pose a major threat for the Los Blancos.