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February 2, 2013 9:00 PM GMT
Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes — Granada
Referee:‬ Antonio Mateu‎
Attendance:‬ 22000‎
 
22′ (OG) Cristiano Ronaldo
 

Granada-Real Madrid Preview: Mourinho's side look to close gap on Atletico Madrid

Los Merengues can get within a point of their city rivals with victory over the struggling Andalusian outfit, who sacked coach Juan Antonio Anquela on Wednesday

By Karthick Arvinth

Raphael Varane | Real Madrid v Barcelona | Clásico
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS

GRANADA

Roberto
Nyom, Lopez, Mainz, Siqueira
Iriney, M Rico

El-Arabi, Brahimi, Buonanotte
Ighalo
REAL MADRID

Lopez
Arbeloa, Varane, Ramos, Coentrao
Khedira, Alonso
Di Maria, Modric, Ronaldo
Benzema

New Granada boss Lucas Alcaraz could hand a debut to Diego Buonanotte in Saturday's Primera Division encounter against Real Madrid at Los Carmenes.

Youssef El-Arabi is available after returning from Africa Cup of Nations duty, but fellow striker Fabian Orellana has been loaned out to Celta Vigo.

Winger Dani Benitez is still sidelined with a hamstring injury while defender Pape Diakhate is suspended.

Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao and Angel Di Maria all return for Madrid after the trio missed the 1-1 Copa del Rey draw against Barcelona through suspension.

Iker Casillas (hand) and Pepe (ankle) remain out, while Mesut Ozil serves a one-match ban for accumulating five yellow cards.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Granada have won just two of their last eight Liga matches (W2, D3, L3).
  • The Andalusian side have lost their last three encounters against Real Madrid by an aggregate score of 10-2.
  • Granada have scored just 18 goals in their 21 Liga matches this season.
  • Real Madrid have won just one of their last five away games in all competitions (W1, D2, L2).
  • With just 20 goals conceded this term, Los Blancos boast the second best defensive record in La Liga.
  • Alvaro Arbeloa (pictured, right) played his 150th game for Madrid in the 1-1 Copa del Rey draw against Barcelona.


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13ToñoGoalkeeper
2Allan NyomDefender
5MainzDefender
16Guilherme SiqueiraDefender
21Íñigo LópezDefender
17Mikel RicoMidfielder
25Gabriel TorjeMidfielder
45RecioMidfielder
9Carlos ArandaStriker
7IghaloStriker
10NolitoStriker
13RobertoGoalkeeper
-Brayam AnguloDefender
9Borja GómezDefender
20Yacine BrahimiMidfielder
-Diego BuonanotteMidfielder
-Juanma OrtizMidfielder
-IrineyMidfielder
25Diego López RodríguezGoalkeeper
2Raphaël VaraneDefender
4Sergio RamosDefender
5Fabio CoentraoDefender
17ArbeloaDefender
6Sami KhediraMidfielder
14Xabi AlonsoMidfielder
19Luka ModricMidfielder
22Ángel Di MaríaMidfielder
7Cristiano RonaldoStriker
9Gonzalo HiguaínStriker
1AdànGoalkeeper
2Ricardo CarvalhoDefender
12MarceloDefender
33Raúl Albiol Defender
-Michael EssienMidfielder
9Karim BenzemaStriker
7José Callejón Striker
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Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético Madrid
27 5
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
26 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0