Real Madrid Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Getafe

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Everything you need to know ahead of Los Blancos' eighth league match of the season on Saturday

Real Madrid return to action after the recent international break in a Primera Division fixture away to Getafe as Zinedine Zidane takes charge of his 100th match as coach of Los Blancos.

Zidane, who has won seven trophies already since taking over from Rafa Benitez in January last year, will be eager to secure a win across town at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez to keep his side on track after an indifferent start to the season in La Liga.

Madrid are currently in fifth place, seven points behind leaders Barcelona, after four wins, two draws and one defeat in their first seven league matches so far in 2017-18.

Here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of Los Blancos' trip to Getafe in the eighth round of La Liga on Saturday...


REAL MADRID INJURIES


Mateo Kovacic, Gareth Bale and Dani Carvajal all miss the trip to Getafe through injury, while Keylor Navas also has a knock and will be rested by Zidane ahead of the Champions League clash against Tottenham on Tuesday.

Karim Benzema returns from injury, however, with Marcelo and Theo Hermandez also available again. Toni Kroos has also recovered from a rib problem which saw him miss Germany's game against Azerbaijan on Sunday.

Gareth Bale Real Madrid


REAL MADRID SUSPENSIONS


Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo have all served suspensions for Real Madrid in La Liga this season, but Zidane has no players banned for the trip to Getafe this weekend.

Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid


REAL MADRID POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP


Kiko Casilla will start in goal for Real Madrid at Getafe as Keylor Navas is rested to recover from a knock in time for the Champions League clash at home to Tottenham on Tuesday.

Toni Kroos is available again after a rib injury, but may be kept in reserve to fully heal ahead of the game against Spurs.

In attack, Karim Benzema is set to return to the starting line-up after recovering from injury.

Real Madrid possible Getafe


GETAFE TEAM NEWS


Getafe have had a mixed bag of results since returning to La Liga in the summer and the Madrid-based side have eight points from their seven fixtures so far.

After narrow defeats at home against Sevilla and Barcelona, Getafe thrashed Villarreal 4-0 at the Coliseum last month, but lost their last fixture 2-1 at Deportivo La Coruna prior to the international break.

Jefferson Montero and Nicolas Gorosito are both still sidelined and will not feature against Madrid.

Athletic Bilbao Getafe


BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS


  • Getafe have lost 14 of their last 15 La Liga games against Real Madrid (winning one), including the last seven in a row.

  • Real Madrid have won their last 12 Primera Division games away from home and can become the first Liga side ever to win 13 consecutively on the road.

  • Only against Sevilla (23) has Cristiano Ronaldo scored more goals than he has against Getafe (20).

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  • Cristiano has scored in 10 of his last 12 Liga games against Getafe, including three hat-tricks.

  • Zinedine Zidane will reach 100 games for Real Madrid in all competitions (the Frenchman has won 74, drawn 17 and lost eight).


TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME


Getafe versus Real Madrid kicks off at 16:15 local time at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez and due to broadcasting laws in the UK, it cannot be shown live. However, highlights of the game will be on later, from 22:15 UK time on Sky Sports Football

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