Who: Sevilla vs Real Madrid.
Where: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.
When: September 15, 2012.
Real Madrid started the season with a lot of questions. They have lost valuable points in La Liga and plus, their leader Ronaldo played a real unfootball drama.
Jose Mourinho’s team will be meeting with a very difficult and principled opponent.
Real Madrid will defend their title in Andalusia where will play against Sevilla, who are currently in seventh place. And this is two places higher than the Real Madrid’s!
Madrid’s players returned from their national teams a little bit tired. And then there was the scandal with C. Ronaldo. Ronaldo may have inadvertently caused the crazy media attention when he announced that he is unhappy in his club, after the final victory in Madrid against Granada.
There are many theories why he’s unhappy in Madrid. But many of them are completely false.
Of course Mourinho can play with Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema, but he wants to show his confidence to his leader C. Ronaldo and return the love of the fans back to him.
Michael Essien says he is full of energy and ready to play. Fabio Coentrao will be the only one who’s absent, as he is serving a four-match ban for hooliganism statements in the match against Getafe a few weeks ago.
Michelle will not have a number of his top players available against the reigning champion. Jeffrey Kondogbia and Diego Perotti still suffer from muscle injuries and Hedwiges Maduro is still in question after he was diagnosed with heart malformation.
Goalkeeper Diego Lopez has returned to service, but Jose Antonio Reyes will be not available, cause he is still struggling with a shoulder injury.
The match between Real Madrid and Manchester City in the Champions League, which will be held in the middle of the week, makes this match heater. It will be more interesting to observe the actions of Jose Mourinho.
Projected Sevilla Lineup: Lopez, Cicinho, Botia, Spahic, Navarro, Trochowski, Medel, Rakitic, Navas, Negredo, Del Moral.
Sevilla Last three matches:
Rayo Vallecano 0 – Sevilla 0;
Granada 1 – Sevilla 1;
Sevilla 2 – Getafe 1.
Projected Real Madrid Lineup: Casillas; Arbeloa, Ramos, Pepe, Marceloa; Alonso, Khedira, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Higuain
REAL MADRID Last three matches:
Real Madrid 3 – Granada 0;
Getafe 2 – Real Madrid 1;
Real Madrid 1 – Valencia 1.