Real Madrid vs Sevilla Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: February 9, 2013; Time: 9:00 PM UTC;
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid.
Los Blancos will try to rehabilitate after defeat from Granada. The distressed La Liga champions need to show result against Unai Emery’s team to get some confidence ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game against Manchester United.
Real Madrid are having a very poor season and sits third in La Liga with 43 points from 22 games, winning thirteen, drawing four and loosing five so far this season. It leaves them 16 points behind Barcelona and seven points behind Atletico. The title race is already gone for Jose Mourinho, but they have to catch Atletico before the end of the season. In their last five games they have won two, drawn two and lost one to Granada last weekend. Last five home games Los Blancos have finished with four wins and one draw. But Real Madrid have a 22-game unbeaten run in La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Sevilla are tenth in the league table with 29 points from 22 games. They have 8 wins, 5 draws and 9 defats so far this season. They have pushed on recently and have won 3 of their last 5 matches, with 1 draw and 1 defeat. Last five away games Sevilla have finished with two draws and three defeats. But Los Nervionenses have lost seven of their last eight fixtures against Madrid.
Real Madrid central def Pepe has recovered from an ankle injury, but is far away of his best form ahead of Saturday’s Primera Division clash. Raphael Varane had a hamstring injury and Xabi Alonso had groin problems, but both are expected to be fit. Mesut Ozil returns after serving a one-match suspension.
Sevilla can count on Ivan Rakitic. Diego Perotti, Piotr Trochowski and Cicinho are all out due to injuries. Captain Andres Palop could return after hamstring injury.
Real Madrid line-up: Lopez, Arbeloa, Carvalho, Ramos, Coentrao, Khedira, Modric, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Last three matches:
Granada 1 – Real Madrid CF 0;
Real Madrid CF 1 – FC Barcelona 1;
Real Madrid CF 4 – Getafe 0.
Sevilla line-up: Palop, Coke, Fazio, Spahic, Navarro, Maduro, Medel, Navas, Kondogbia, Reyes, Negredo.
Last three matches:
Sevilla 2 – Rayo Vallecano 1;
Atletico Madrid 2 – Sevilla 1;
Sevilla 3 – Granada 0.