It’s match-day 15 in the Spanish Primera Liga this weekend and Real Madrid stay at home to welcome Real Zaragoza on Saturday evening.
Fortunately for Real Madrid fans, Cristiano Ronaldo will return to action after serving a one-match ban due to the red card that he sustained against Almeria a couple of weeks ago.
The Portuguese superstar scored three goals in his last two appearances for Real Madrid and he is poised to score again on Saturday to extend his tally.
Real Zaragoza are a struggling team; the seat in 18th place in La Liga table standings and they are yet to win a single match away from home.
Real Zaragoza have also let more than 10 goals against big sides – Sevilla, Barcelona, and Valencia – earlier this season. They will need to improve on their past performances so as to turn their tables around.
With the sacking of former coach Marcelino and the temporary appointment of second team coach Jose Aurelio Gay, Real Zaragoza will hope that something new happens.
They could benefit from Pepe’s absence in defense for Real Madrid and build on their record this season (Zaragoza have scored in every away match this season.)
But will Cristiano Ronaldo let Real Madrid fall into a disappointing night where a victory should be grabbed at all cost?
Real Madrid’s full squad for the game against Real Zaragoza:
Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Arbeloa, Diarra, Gago, Raul, Lass, Benzema, Marcelo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dudek, Albiol, Drenthe, Garay, Higuain, Van der Vaart, Metzelder, and Granero.