La Liga Preview: Malaga Vs. Real Madrid
on: 21 Oct 11, 09:57 PM (3 years ago) Gistmaniac (m)
PROBABLE LINE-UP: Ruben, Gamez, Demichelis, Mathijsen, Monreal, Cazorla, Toulalan, Maresca, Joaquin, Van Nistelrooy, IscoVs.
PROBABLE LINE-UP: Casillas, Arbeloa, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Alonso, Khedira, Kaka, Ozil, Ronaldo, Higuain
Malaga only has one major injury concern and that is Julio Baptista, who is still recovering from a foot problem. The Brazilian did not take part in Thursday's training session, and it is touch and go whether the former Real Madrid man will face his former club.
Manuel Pellegrini's side will also be without goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who is suspended after receiving a straight red card in the last Primera Division match, a 3-0 defeat against Levante.
Madrid will still be without Raul Albiol, who is currently sidelined after fracturing his cheekbone on international duty. There are still concerns over the fitness of Ricardo Carvalho and Nuri Sahin, with both expected to miss the match at La Rosaleda.
Kaka started the last Liga match against Betis and scored a wonderful goal to complement a very good performance, and with Angel di Maria somewhat off-form midweek, the Brazilian may once again be given another opportunity.
Jose Mourinho is spoiled in his attacking options at the moment, with both Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain in excellent form. However, the Argentine may just get the nod after scoring a magnificent hat-trick in his last start.
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