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  • September 24, 2012
  • • 13:45
  • • Estadio del Rayo Vallecano (de Vallecas Teresa Rivero), Madrid
  • Referee: David Fernandez Borbalan
  • • Attendance: 9747
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La Liga Preview: Rayo Vallecano - Real Madrid

La Liga Preview: Rayo Vallecano - Real Madrid

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Jose Mourinho's side will hope to build on its rousing Champions League win over Manchester City as they set about clawing back an eight-point deficit to leaders Barcelona

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

RAYO VALLECANO

Ruben
Tito, Amat, Casado
Fuego, Adrian
Piti, Trashorras, Carlos
Bille, Baptistao
REAL MADRID

Casillas
Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo
Khedira, Alonso
Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo
Higuain

Rayo Vallecano boss Paco Jemez has a full squad to choose from for Sunday's clash with Real Madrid at Vallecas.

Goalkeeper Ruben is available after missing last weekend's 4-3 defeat at Atletico Madrid through suspension.

Real Madrid has no major injury concerns, but coach Jose Mourinho is likely to make changes to the team that beat Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Sergio Ramos is pushing for a start ahead of Raphael Varane, while Mesut Ozil could be brought in for Michael Essien.

Left-back Fabio Coentrao serves the last of his four-match suspension.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Rayo Vallecano is six places above Real Madrid in the Primera Division standings going into Sunday's match.
  • The Vallecas club has lost its last eight head-to-head meetings with Real.
  • Rayo's last victory over ts iillustrious city rival was a 1-0 home win in February 1997.
  • Real Madrid is on a three-match losing streak away from home in all competitions.
  • The Castilian side's 3-2 win over Manchester City was its 100th victory in the Champions League, making it the first club to reach the milestone since the tournament was reformatted in 1992.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured right) has featured in 46 consecutive Liga matches for Madrid since missing the 3-2 defeat to Real Zaragoza in April 2011.

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Available Squads
25RubénGoalkeeper
2TitoDefender
-CasadoDefender
-Mikel LabakaDefender
2Jordi AmatDefender
30José CarlosMidfielder
15Javi FuegoMidfielder
25Alejandro DomínguezStriker
27LassStriker
-Andrija DelibasicStriker
21Léo BaptistãoStriker
-DaniGoalkeeper
4Alejandro GálvezDefender
23Adrián GonzálezMidfielder
10PitiStriker
17TrashorrasMidfielder
33Mohammed AbuMidfielder
22Nicki BilleStriker
1Iker CasillasGoalkeeper
3PepeDefender
4Sergio RamosDefender
12MarceloDefender
17ArbeloaDefender
14Xabi AlonsoMidfielder
-Michael EssienMidfielder
19Luka ModricMidfielder
22Ángel Di MaríaMidfielder
7Cristiano RonaldoStriker
9Karim BenzemaStriker
1AdànGoalkeeper
2Raphaël VaraneDefender
33Raúl Albiol Defender
6Sami KhediraMidfielder
11Mesut ÖzilMidfielder
8KakáMidfielder
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker

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