He Real Madrid tonight he has a key date in Granada on his way to the league title. A win would bring whites closer to the championship. They must add five of the nine points that are at stake to be champions and those that are at stake tonight in the New Los Cármenes they look like they are going to be vital.
Real Madrid faces the most difficult exit from its championship final. Granada are the revelation team of the season and rush their options to fight to play next season in Europe.
Real Madrid rely on defensive strength to increase their winning streak in Granada. A duel for the one Zidane recovers Dani Carvajal and Sergio Ramos, absent against Alavés due to sanction. In the center of the field, everything indicates that the French coach will bet on the physical strength of Fede Valverde and will sacrifice Modric.
Above, the question is whether Hazard will start or start on the bench. There, Zidane has a choice because Rodrygo, Vinicius and Marco Asensio They have shown that they are ready to play. Where the coach has no options is at the center forward position. With the losses of injured Mariano and the confined Jovic, Zidane only has Benzema like ‘nine’ to face Granada.
Granada, with morale through the roof
For his part, the Andalusian team arrives at the match at the top of morale after having defeated Real Sociedad in Anoeta, which leaves him one point from the places that entitle him to play European competition next season. The good moment of Granada at home, with six games without losing, contrasts with the problems it is having in its last meetings at home.
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Adding would allow Granada to maintain real options to qualify for the first time in its history for Europe, something that would have to be specified in the games against Mallorca as a visitor and against Athletic Club at home, with which it will close the season.
Diego Martinez loses to central injury Jesus Vallejo, which belongs to Madrid and will make changes due to the physical wear of the equipment. It remains to be seen whether he maintains the five-player defense with which he has acted in recent games or reinforces the core.