[/caption]In the first part of the 2009/2010 La Liga campaign, Real Madrid traveled at El Madrigal to play the Yellow Submarines of Villarreal and Cristiano Ronaldo unanimously emerged as the man of the match.
A very early goal from the world’s most expensive footballer immediately inflicted confusion on Villarreal who conceded again in the second half. Real Madrid consequently won 2-0.
But this story is now part of the past. Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid will now have to repeat that success at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday evening.
The gap between Los Blancos and Barcelona is currently of two points in La Liga and Real Madrid will have the chance to claim the top spot if the Catalans lose on Saturday against Racing Santander.
The mission for the Spanish giants is comprised of three things:
To extend their run of 11 consecutive victories on home soil this season and thus keep the momentum alive, to keep pace with Barcelona, and to bounce back from the defeat which they suffered in the hands of Lyon in midweek.
On the other hand, Villarreal are aiming to put an end to their torrid record at the Santiago Bernabeu. They’ve never won there and the best that they could manage in Madrid in their last 10 meetings were 3 draws.
Cristiano Ronaldo could haunt the Yellow Submarines of Villarreal again to the benefit of his club, Real Madrid, as they chase La Liga title.
Angela Asante, Footballfantalk.com