Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Madrid Live Stream and Highlights
Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Madrid Preview:
Date: February 23, 2013; Time: 7:00 PM UTC;
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Riazor — A Coruña (La Coruña).
Mourinho’s team will try to get third straight La Liga win. Los Blancos will hope on their present good form to continue their run against Primera Division’s bottom club.
Deportivo stands 20th in La Liga table with 16 points from 24 games, winning 3, drawing 7 and losing 14 so far this season. They are eight points from safety zone. Their present form has seen five straight defeats from last five matches. Last five home games Deportivo have finished with 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses. The Galician team have lost 3-1 to Sevilla last weekend.
Real Madrid goes 3rd in Spanish Primera Division with 49 points from 24 games, having won 15, drawn 4 and lost 5 games so far this season. Their present form has seen 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat from last five games. Last five games far away from home Los Blancos have finished with 1 win, 2 draws and 2 defeats. Also, they have won just 1 of their last 6 away fixtures in all competitions. Top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo has scored eight times in his last 5 La Liga games.
Deportivo La Coruna could welcome back defender Carlos Marchena after ban. Left-back Ayoze could make his first start since December after his recovery. But Aythami, Laure and Manuel Pablo are still sidelined.
Alvaro Arbeloa, Luka Modric and Gonzalo Higuain have return after serving suspensions for Real Madrid. Sergio Ramos is out of the game after his red card against Rayo Vallecano last weekend. Head coach Jose Mourinho probably will rotate his squad, keeping in mind Tuesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final second game against Barcelona.
Deportivo La Coruna line-up: Aranzubia, Silvio, Marchena, Ze Castro, Ayoze, Bergantinos, Assuncao, Gama, Aguilar, Pizzi, Riki.
Last three matches:
Sevilla 3 – Deportivo 1;
Deportivo 0 – Granada 3;
Getafe 3 – Deportivo 1.
Real Madrid line-up: Lopez, Arbeloa, Varane, Pepe, Marcelo, Essien, Modric, Callejon, Kaka, Ronaldo, Higuain.
Last three matches:
Real Madrid CF 2 – Rayo Vallecano 0;
Real Madrid CF 1 – Man Utd. 1;
Real Madrid CF 4 – Sevilla 1.