Real Madrid - Getafe Preview: Los Blancos look to extend 21-match unbeaten home Liga run
Jose Mourinho's side will have revenge on their minds on Sunday after suffering defeat at the hands of their cross-city rivals in the reverse fixture on August 26
By Karthick Arvinth
Arbeloa, Albiol, Ramos, Coentrao
Di Maria, Modric, Ronaldo
Valera, Lopo, Alexis, Escudero
Castro, Rodriguez, Michel, Gavilan
Real Madrid will be without goalkeeper Iker Casillas for the Primera Division clash against Getafe because of a broken thumb.
The Santiago Bernabeu club have signed Sevilla's Diego Lopez as replacement but Antonio Adan is expected to deputise on Sunday.
Sergio Ramos and Kaka return from bans but defender Pepe remains sidelined with an ankle injury.
Getafe have completed the loan signing of left-back Sergio Escudero from Schalke in time for him to feature at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Mane, Miguel Torres, Xavi Torres, Angel Lafita and Pedro Leon are all ruled out, while defender David Abraham has been sold to Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim.
Winger Diego Castro returns from suspension but boss Luis Garcia will watch the game from the stands as he serves the second of his two-game touchline ban.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Real Madrid are on a six-match unbeaten run in all competitions, keeping four clean sheets in that sequence.
- The Castilian giants are on a 21-game unbeaten streak in La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu.
- Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured right) has scored eight goals in his last six appearances against Getafe.
- Getafe are on an eight-match winless run across all competitions (D5, L3).
- Los Azulones have lost seven of their last eight meetings with Madrid.
- Getafe have lost their last three away games, letting in 10 goals in the process.
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Real Madrid CF 4-0 Getafe
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Real Madrid CF 3-1 Getafe
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|Spain - Primera Division (LIGA)||Sep 23, 2013||Real Madrid CF 4 - Getafe 1|
|Spain - Primera Division (LIGA)||Jan 27, 2013||Real Madrid CF 4 - Getafe 0|
|Spain - Primera Division (LIGA)||Aug 27, 2012||Getafe 2 - Real Madrid CF 1|
|Spain - Primera Division (LIGA)||Feb 5, 2012||Getafe 0 - Real Madrid CF 1|
|Spain - Primera Division (LIGA)||Sep 11, 2011||Real Madrid CF 4 - Getafe 2|
|Real Madrid CF|
|Dec 8, 2013||CD Olímpic de Xàtiva 0 - Real Madrid CF 0||ESPC|
|Dec 1, 2013||Real Madrid CF 4 - Valladolid 0||LIGA|
|Nov 28, 2013||Real Madrid CF 4 - Galatasaray 1||UCL|
|Nov 24, 2013||UD Almería 0 - Real Madrid CF 5||LIGA|
|Nov 9, 2013||Real Madrid CF 5 - Real Sociedad 1||LIGA|
|22||Ángel Di María||Midfielder|
|25||Diego López Rodríguez||Goalkeeper|
|10||Jaime Gavilán Martínez||Midfielder|
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