Espanyol vs Real Madrid Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: May 11, 2013 Time: 9:00 PM BST;
Venue: Estadi Cornellà-El Prat — Cornellà de Llobregat
Los Merengues will be looking for seventh straight La Liga victory. Jose Mourinho’s team will try to continue their good run as they thinking about Friday’s Copa del Rey final against Atletico Madrid.
Espanyol goes 11th in La Liga with 43 points from 34 games, having 11 wins, 10 draws and 13 losses so far this season. Los Periquitos have had a hard season and are 11 points clear out of the relegation zone. Their present form has seen D,W,W,L,L from last five games. Last five home matches los Periquitos have finished with W,D,D,D,L. Probably they will be happy with a draw against Real Madrid. Their last game was an away loss against Sevilla 3-0. Los Periquitos are on a four-game winless run at Cornellà-El Prat and on a 10-match winless run against Real Madrid.
Real Madrid stands 2nd in the Spanish La Liga with 80 points from 34 games, winning 25, drawing 5 and losing 5 so far this season. Los Blancos have not yet lost the major trophy and are 8 points behind the leaders with a game more. But if Barcelona will get a win over Atletico Madrid, los Merengues will lose the champion title. Their present form has seen L,W,W,W,W from last five games in all competitions. Last five away from home games los Blancos have finished with D,L,W,L,W. Real Madrid are rumoured with different controversy news, especially with Jose Mourinho and Iker Casillas. MNow, Pepe has also came on the first pages of all Spanish newspapers. But, they managed a great 6-2 win over Malaga 6-2 in midweek. Their best forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 200th goal for Real Madrid.
Espanyol players Cristian Alvarez, Felipe Mattioni and Simao will miss this game. Defender Mattioni and midfielder Simao are out due to calf injuries, while goalkeeper Alvarez is has a torn hamstring.
Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil has an ankle injury. Alvaro Arbeloa, Sami Khedira and Marcelo could all return to the squad, but Sergio Ramos is still unavailable due to a hamstring injury.
Espanyol line-up: Casilla, López, Colotto, Moreno, Capdevila, Forlín, Sánchez, Stuani, Verdú, Mubarak, García.
Last three matches:
Sevilla 3 – Espanyol 0;
Espanyol 0 – Granada 1;
Getafe 0 – Espanyol 2.
Real Madrid line-up: López, Nacho, Varane, Carvalho, Marcelo, Essien, Modrić, Di María, Kaká, Ronaldo, Higuaín.
Last three matches:
Real Madrid 6 – Málaga 2;
Real Madrid 4 – Valladolid 3 ;
Real Madrid 2 – Borussia Dortmund 0.