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Primera División

  • September 10, 2011
  • • 2:00 PM
  • • Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
  • Referee: Carlos Clos Gomez
  • • Attendance: 75000

La Liga Preview: Real Madrid - Getafe

La Liga Preview: Real Madrid - Getafe

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The Santiago Bernabeu crowd will see its first La Liga action of the season as local neighbor Getafe makes the trip across the city.


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 center of the park after impressing in his La Liga debut. Both Karim Benzema and Gonzaolo Higuain scored for their respective countries in the midweek internationals but Mourinho will not want to quell 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 has one fully fit recognized 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 from dominating the center of the park. 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.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo 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-cashed up Malaga.

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

  • Getafe has 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 opponent, Madrid.

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

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