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  • 10 September 2011
  • • 19:00
  • • Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
  • Referee: Carlos Clos Gomez
  • • Attendance: 75000
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Real Madrid - Getafe Preview: Cristiano Ronaldo out to keep up incredible scoring streak against local rivals

Real Madrid - Getafe Preview: Cristiano Ronaldo out to keep up incredible scoring streak against local rivals

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The Portuguese superstar has scored at least two times every time he has faced Saturday's opponents, who are the first visitors to the Santiago Bernabeu this season


PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Real Madrid (4-2-3-1): Casillas; Sergio Ramos, Carvalho, Pepe, Marcelo; Xabi Alonso, Coentrao; Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo; Benzema



Jose Mourinho looks set to field the team that defeated Real Zaragoza 6-0 in the opening game of the season. All players have returned from international duty to full training with no players in particular picking up injuries midweek. Fabio Coentrao may continue in the centre of the park after impressing in his La Liga debut. Both Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain scored for their respective countries in the midweek internationals but Mourinho will not want to disrupt the impressive start to the season from the Frenchman, who looks set to keep his place. Madrid's other summer recruits still look unlikely to be considered for action in the derby.

Getafe (4-5-1): Moya; Miguel Torres, Cata Diaz, Alex Perez, Masilela; Barada, Lacen, Rodriguez, Casquero, Rios; Miku


New coach Luis Garcia Plaza has a few selection problems ahead of the Madrid derby. The away side only have one fully fit recognised central defender in Cata Diaz. Mane, Alberto Lopo, Rafa and Albertazzi are all struggling with injuries. Young defender Alex Perez may be given the nod at the back with Masilela also coming in. The return of prodigal son Pedro Leon will have to wait as the on-loan Real Madrid man will not be allowed to play against his parent club. Plaza should continue with his five-man midfield in order to stop Madrid playing. The return of Daniel Guiza may also come later in the game as Manu should start after grabbing a goal in the first league game of the season.

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (right) has scored at least two goals every time he has played Getafe
  • Real Madrid scored the most goals at home in La Liga last season, hitting the back of the net 61 times.

  • Madrid's biggest home victory last season in La Liga was a 7-0 win over newly cash-rich Malaga.

  • In this fixture last season,  Ronaldo attempted a shot on goal 11 times, and scored a hat-trick for his perseverance.

  • Getafe have undergone somewhat of a revolution in the summer, with 14 players arriving at the club and 11 leaving.

  • Pedro Leon and Daniel Guiza recently arrived at Getafe for their second spell with the club

  • Getafe's heaviest away defeat last season in La Liga was 4-0 and came at the hands of this week's opponents, Madrid.

  • Getafe finished fairly strongly in games last season in La Liga, having scored most of their goals between the 76th and 90th minute.

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Available Squads
1Iker CasillasGoalkeeper
12MarceloDefender
2Ricardo CarvalhoDefender
3PepeDefender
4Sergio RamosDefender
7Cristiano RonaldoStriker
14Xabi AlonsoMidfielder
11Mesut ÖzilMidfielder
5Fabio CoentraoDefender
7Ángel Di MaríaMidfielder
9Karim BenzemaStriker
1AdànGoalkeeper
33Raúl Albiol Defender
17ArbeloaDefender
25Esteban GraneroMidfielder
8KakáMidfielder
7José Callejón Striker
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker
25Miguel MoyàGoalkeeper
18Peter Tsepo MasilelaDefender
6Cata DíazDefender
-Miguel TorresDefender
20Juan ValeraDefender
23Juan RodríguezMidfielder
6LacenMidfielder
22Francisco CasqueroMidfielder
8Pablo SarabiaMidfielder
7MikuStriker
14Pedro RíosStriker
13CodinaGoalkeeper
-Michelangelo AlbertazziDefender
22ManéDefender
35Rubén PérezMidfielder
28AbdelMidfielder
9Adrián ColungaStriker
-Dani GüizaStriker
Players to Watch
Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
1 1 0 0
The world's most expensive player picked up a hat-trick on the opening day of the season and the Portuguese is showing no signs of letting up. The attacker has scored at least two goals every time he has played Getafe, and he was on fire last Friday for Portugal in the Euro 2012 qualifier, and don't be surprised if he grabs a few more in this derby.
Miku
Miku
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The forward led the line pretty well against Levante two weeks ago and scored his first goal of the season on the opening day. It will no doubt be a hard shift as the lone striker and he will need to fight and be prepared to drop back and help his team-mates defend.
Prediction
Getafe coach Luis Garcia Plaza is likely set up his team with five men in midfield in an effort to stifle Real Madrid's play. However, with the fire power at the disposal of Jose Mourinho and their neighbours severely lacking in numbers in defence, expect Madrid to go on and score a few goals and get the victory comfortably.
Editor's Prediction
Getafe 0

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