REAL MADRID return to action following the coronavirus suspension with a clash against struggling Eibar.
Following Barcelona’s victory last night, Los Blancos are in desperate need of three points as they look to keep pace with the Catalan giants at the top of the table.
Zinedine Zidane’s title challengers return to LaLiga action on Sunday in the unfamiliar surrounds of the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano as renovation work continues at their Santiago Bernabeu home.
Eden Hazard is now recovered from ankle surgery and starts against an Eibar side that currently sit just two points above the relegation zone with 11 rounds of fixtures remaining this term and were thrashed 4-0 by Los Blancos in November.
Start time: 6.30pm BST.
Venue: Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.
Brazilian teenager Rodrygo starts in attack for Real tonight.
Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema are also in from the start with Dani Carvajal another change from their defeat to Real Betis before the shutdown.
Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Rodrygo, Hazard, Benzema.
Eibar XI: Dmitrovic, Rober Correa, Oliveira, Arbilla, Rafa Soares, Cristoforo, Sergio, Exposito, De Blasis, Kike Garcia, Orellana.
- Real Madrid – 2/9
- Draw – 13/2
- Eibar – 17/1
LALIGA IS BACK
It has been an interesting weekend of action after Spanish football’s return from the coronavirus pandemic.
Barcelona’s 4-0 win over Mallorca means Real Madrid are five points off first-place going into this game.
And Sevilla are six points back in third having re-opened proceedings with a derby win against Real Betis.