thumbnail Hello,
Live

Primera División

  • May 11, 2013
  • • 23:00
  • • Estadi Cornellà-El Prat, Cornella de Llobregat
  • Referee: Ignacio Iglesias
  • • Attendance: 30023
1
FT
1

Espanyol-Real Madrid Preview: Los Blancos target seventh straight Liga win

Espanyol-Real Madrid Preview: Los Blancos target seventh straight Liga win

Getty Images

Jose Mourinho's side will aim to continue their good form at the Cornella-El Prat as they look ahead to Friday's Copa del Rey final against Atletico Madrid


Espanyol trio Cristian Alvarez, Felipe Mattioni and Simao will miss Saturday's Primera Division clash against Real Madrid.

Defender Mattioni and midfielder Simao are yet to return to training after sustaining calf injuries, while goalkeeper Alvarez is out with a torn hamstring.

Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil suffered an ankle injury in Wednesday's 6-2 win over Malaga and will miss the trip to the Cornella-El Prat.

Alvaro Arbeloa, Sami Khedira and Marcelo could all return from spells on the sidelines but Sergio Ramos is still out with a hamstring problem.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Espanyol are on a four-match winless run at home in La Liga (D3, L1).
  • Los Periquitos are on a 10-match winless run against Real Madrid, losing eight.
  • Espanyol's last home win over Real was a 2-1 triumph in October 2007.
  • Real Madrid have only won two of their last five away matches in all competitions (W2, D1, L2).
  • The Castilian giants are the only team to remain unbeaten at home across all competitions in Europe's top five leagues this season (W23, D5).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured, right) scored the 200th goal of his Madrid career in the win over Malaga. He has achieved this feat in just 197 matches.

Related

Field Report
Reader's Predictions
Top 3 Predictions
Head to Head
Spain - Primera Division ‎(LIGA)‎ May 17, 2014 Real Madrid CF 3 - Espanyol 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Spain - Copa del Rey ‎(ESPC)‎ Jan 28, 2014 Real Madrid CF 1 - Espanyol 0
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Spain - Copa del Rey ‎(ESPC)‎ Jan 21, 2014 Espanyol 0 - Real Madrid CF 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Spain - Primera Division ‎(LIGA)‎ Jan 12, 2014 Espanyol 0 - Real Madrid CF 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Spain - Primera Division ‎(LIGA)‎ May 11, 2013 Espanyol 1 - Real Madrid CF 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
13Kiko CasillaGoalkeeper
6Juan Daniel ForlínDefender
15Héctor MorenoDefender
16Javier López RodríguezDefender
11Joan CapdevilaDefender
19Diego Daniel ColottoDefender
4Víctor Sánchez MataMidfielder
10VerdúMidfielder
-WakasoMidfielder
8StuaniStriker
9Sergio GarcíaStriker
-Cristian AlvarezGoalkeeper
3Raúl RodríguezDefender
17Víctor Guillermo Álvarez DelgadoDefender
-Sergio TejeraMidfielder
7Raúl BaenaMidfielder
17Martin PetrovMidfielder
-SimãoMidfielder
25Diego López RodríguezGoalkeeper
2Raphaël VaraneDefender
2Ricardo CarvalhoDefender
33Raúl Albiol Defender
18Nacho FernándezDefender
-Michael EssienMidfielder
19Luka ModricMidfielder
22Ángel Di MaríaMidfielder
8KakáMidfielder
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker
29MorataStriker
1Iker CasillasGoalkeeper
2LlorenteDefender
14Xabi AlonsoMidfielder
-CasemiroMidfielder
7Cristiano RonaldoStriker
9Karim BenzemaStriker
7José Callejón Striker
Players to Watch
Javier Aguirre
Javier Aguirre
Position: Manager/Coach
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Pepe
Pepe
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 3
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Prediction
Editor's Prediction

From the web