Real Madrid's disappointing defence of their La Liga title is coming to an end as the Blancos welcome Celta Vigo to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
Domestic football has given Zinedine Zidane and his charges little joy this season, having watched Barcelona run away with both the league and the Copa del Rey.
But second place and a semblance of pride is still a possibility for the La Liga giants, although to achieve that target, victory against Celta is an absolute must.
|Game||Real Madrid vs Celta|
|Date||Saturday, May 12|
|Time||7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET|
|Stream (US only)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel & Live Stream
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|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Mix||Sky Go|
Squads & Team News
|Position||Real Madrid players|
|Goalkeepers||Navas, Casilla, Luca|
|Defenders||Ramos, Carvajal, Vallejo, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Theo, Achraf|
|Midfielders||Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Llorente, Isco, Asensio, Kovacic, Ceballos|
|Forwards||Bale, Benzema, Mayoral, Vazquez|
Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to continue on the sidelines this weekend. The striker suffered a knock against Barcelona and is being treated with care in the hope of preserving him for the Champions League final.
Dani Carvajal is also a doubt, but Madrid should recover Isco and Gareth Bale from injury and suspension respectively.
Potential Real Madrid starting XI: Navas; Nacho, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Isco, Kroos; Bale, Borja.
|Goalkeepers||Alvarez, Blanco, Sotres, Vieites|
|Defenders||Fontas, Mazan, Castro, S. Gomez, Cabral, Roncaglia, Alende, Pampin|
|Midfielders||Radoja, Lobotka, Jozabed, Wass, Mendez|
|Forwards||M. Gomez, Boye, Aspas, Sisto, Mor, Eckert|
Spain striker Iago Aspas could return from injury at the Bernabeu, but winger Emre Mor and defensive midfielder Nemanja Radoja are both doubtful.
Potential Celta starting XI: Alvarez; Mallo, Cabral, Gomez, Jonny; Wass, Jozabed, Lobotka, Mendez; Aspas, Gomez.
Betting & Match Odds
Madrid are favourites to triumph on Saturday, with dabblebet backing last year's Liga winners at 1/3 . Celta are 6/1 for the win while a draw is backed at 9/2.
All eyes in Madrid are on the Champions League. Real's wonderful run to a third straight final in 2017-18 has contrasted sharply with their travails in defending La Liga in the face of an impeccable Barcelona campaign.
Not only have the Catalans regained the Primera Division with ease, but the Blancos are also in danger of finishing outside the top two. Atletico currently hold that spot with a three-point lead over their neighbours two games from the end.
That means while the European competition means everything to the Madrid faithful, they cannot afford to slack off in these final fixtures. Particularly on Saturday, when the Santiago Bernabeu welcomes its heroes back to the stadium for their final competitive match of the season at home.
A rousing reception is expected, but there will also be some consternation after two consecutive winless matches against Barca and Sevilla on the road. That last defeat in particular left a sour taste as a much-changed Merengue XI failed to deliver the goods.
Celta, meanwhile, have a record to be proud of this season against La Liga's high-fliers. The Galicians have drawn all three of their meetings with the two Clasico giants 2-2, making Juan Carlos Unzue's side the only team not to lose to Barcelona in the current campaign.
With Iago Aspas back they will look to make life similarly uncomfortable for the Champions League finalists, and ruin this send-off at the Bernabeu.