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After a crucial victory over Inter Milan in the Champions League, Real is regaining the confidence they need from a big man.
After an impressive winning streak since the start of the season, Zidane’s army has shown signs of deviation in recent rounds. The main reason comes from the physical problems of the pillars, the injured, the one who is too tired to plow many matches.
However, Los Blancos have shown the bravery of a champion, which is the ability to overcome difficulties. In the Champions League, on the day Benzema and Sergio Ramos were unable to play, the White Vultures still knew how to get the win over Inter Milan, right on Italian soil.
Giuseppe Meazza’s heroics also saw the return of Eden Hazard. A penalty goal would surely give the Belgian striker a lot more confidence, in the context of the team needing him more than ever.
Meanwhile, Alaves is showing their modest form. Losing 4, drawing 4 and winning only 2 after 10 rounds, the Basque side is only 15th in the table, three points above the red lights.
However, in the last four games, Alaves also had reason to dream of making things up against the La Liga champions. They beat Valladolid, drawing with Levante, Valencia and even giants Barcelona. In the middle, one point is the goal Pablo Machin and his students will aim for.
With excitement after the win over Inter, the Real players will enter the reception for Alaves in a relaxed mood. So winning will most likely name the capital team.
- Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Nacho, Varane, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Odegaard; Hazard, Mariano, Rodrygo
- Alaves: Pacheco; Navarro, Lejeune, Laguardia, Duarte; Mendez, Pina, Battaglia, Jota; Perez, Joselu