After getting hammered at home by Arch Rivals in the Grand El Classico Real Madrid will now travel to Almeria in the midweek action of the Spanish La Liga. Barca stretch their lead at the top by 6 points with a win over Deportivo last night. Now Manuel Pellgrini side must win this game to stand any chance of winning La Liga title.
Kaka wont be available for selection as he is suffering a mysterios injury and will be out for couple of more weeks, while Ronaldo Higuain and Van Der Vaart will start up front for the Los Blancos. Watch Highlights of the match updated sharply during the matches.
Almeria took the lead through Albert Crusat. The hosts strung a sequence of passes together in their own half with Kalu Uche evading the offside trap to set up Crusat who was totally unmarked to prod home into an empty goal. Awful marking from Los Blancos.
Ronaldo brings Real back into the contest with a superb individual goal as he runs with menace taking four Almeria players out of the game, totally tricking Michel with his step over to set himself up for a shot which he neatly slides past Alves inside the box. 1-1.
Van der Vaart makes it 1-2 to Los Blancos with an excellent strike after being teed up by Higuain for the Dutchman to rifle past Alves with a quality piece of finishing.