Espanyol-Real Madrid: for the win to maintain the lead

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News | 06/28/2020 | Alberto Navarro

The team faces at RCDE Stadium the first of the seven finals that remain in the pulse of the League (22:00 h; Movistar LaLiga).

This express final stretch of the League It does not give rest or hardly time to assimilate what happened in the previous day. There are seven finals ahead in the fight for the championship and the Real Madrid Tonight he faces the first of them against Espanyol, who comes to the appointment as bottom, at the RCDE Stadium (22:00 h; TV: Movistar LaLiga).

The goal of the training set Zidane is to finish one more day in the first position of the classification. The Whites will start the match one point below, but if they win they would extend their lead advantage after Celta 2-2 Barcelona yesterday. To do this, they must continue the great moment in a way that has allowed them to be the only ones who all matches count for victories played after the resumption of competition. They are already chaining four consecutive wins (Eibar, Valencia, Real society and Majorca) and today they will look for the fifth.


The white team will play at the RCDE Stadium the first of the four games that still remain at home in the championship (Athletic, Granada and Leganés are the remaining visits) and for the appointment Zidane has summoned 23 footballers, the 20 that it has available from the first squad plus the youth squads Altube, Javi Hernández and Michael Gutierrez. The Frenchman recovers Casemiro, who was low against Mallorca due to yellow accumulation, but will not be able to count on the sanctioned Modric and Mendy or the injured Nacho, Lucas Vazquez and Jović.

Team with the fewest goals

"Against Espanyol we have another final and we have to play butt"Revealed in a press conference Zidane, which trains the least scored team in the competition. The Whites have only received 21 goals (0.65 per game) and Courtois, who has conceded 18, leads the classification of Zamora Trophy. But the Real Madrid defense is also standing out in the scoring aspect, with 13 goals scored in League between Ramos (8), Varane (two), Carvajal, Marcelo and Nacho.

The rival

Espanyol face the match as bottom and eight points from salvation before beginning this day 32. He will also arrive with a new coach since Rufete, sports director, will take over the bench after Abelardo was dismissed yesterday. Despite chaining two defeats, their home numbers show a very different reality since they have only lost one of the last eight disputed (three wins and four draws). De Tomás, raised in the Madrid team, and Wu Lei are the team's top scorers in League with 4 goals each.

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