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  • September 16, 2012
  • • 04:00
  • • Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Sevilla
  • Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco
  • • Attendance: 35000
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Sevilla - Real Madrid Preview: Los Merengues look to keep pace with Barcelona

Sevilla - Real Madrid Preview: Los Merengues look to keep pace with Barcelona

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The Liga champions will be hoping star man Cristiano Ronaldo can put aside his apparent misery and fire his team to three points in the Andalusian capital

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

SEVILLA

Palop
Cicinho, Botia, Spahic, Navarro
Rakitic, Medel, Trochowski
Navas, Negredo, Manu

REAL MADRID

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

Sevilla welcome back midfielder Diego Perotti from injury for Saturday's clash with Real Madrid at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

But the Andalusian outfit are set to be without Jose Antonio Reyes, who missed the goalless draw at Rayo Vallecano with a shoulder problem.

Goalkeeper Diego Lopez returns from suspension, while French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia may be given his debut.

Real Madrid have no fresh injury concerns, with the suspended Fabio Coentrao being the only absentee.

Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to start despite his apparent dissatisfaction with the Madrid hierarchy.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Sevilla are yet to taste defeat in La Liga this season, with an opening home win over Granada followed by successive draws away to Granada and Rayo Vallecano.
  • Los Rojiblancos have lost their last seven meetings with Real Madrid in all competitions.
  • Sevilla's last home win over Real Madrid was a 2-1 success in La Liga in October 2009.
  • Real Madrid have scored 12 goals in their last two visits to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
  • The Castilian side's 2-1 defeat at Getafe ended a 17-match unbeaten run away from home in La Liga.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured right) has netted eight goals in his last three encounters with Sevilla.

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1Andrés PalopGoalkeeper
3Fernando NavarroDefender
5Emir SpahicDefender
2CicinhoDefender
-BotíaDefender
15Jesús Navas GonzálezMidfielder
24Gary MedelMidfielder
4Ivan RakiticMidfielder
8Hedwiges MaduroMidfielder
15Piotr TrochowskiMidfielder
7NegredoStriker
13Diego López RodríguezGoalkeeper
27CalaDefender
16CampañaDefender
27LunaDefender
-Geoffrey KondogbiaMidfielder
14Manu Del MoralStriker
9Baba DiawaraStriker
1Iker CasillasGoalkeeper
3PepeDefender
4Sergio RamosDefender
12MarceloDefender
17ArbeloaDefender
6Sami KhediraMidfielder
11Mesut ÖzilMidfielder
14Xabi AlonsoMidfielder
7Ángel Di MaríaMidfielder
7Cristiano RonaldoStriker
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker
1AdànGoalkeeper
33Raúl Albiol Defender
8KakáMidfielder
19Luka ModricMidfielder
-Michael EssienMidfielder
9Karim BenzemaStriker
7José Callejón Striker

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