The last time these teams met, things weren’t so great for Real Madrid.
For the return fixture Wednesday, everything seems to be coming together at the perfect time.
A Barcelona collapse has busted the Spanish title race wide open, and Madrid are suddenly one point off the lead with five fixtures remaining. They’ve also drawn Manchester City in the Champions League semifinals, a comparatively easy draw. If you told Madrid fans after their 1-0 loss to Villrreal back in December that the double would still be on the table in April, you might have been slapped.
And yet here we are, and with Gareth Bale on the bench, Madrid will look for an eighth consecutive league victory at the Bernabeu. Bale will be joined by Pepe and Carvajal, as Madrid look to keep everyone healthy for the final stretch of the season.
Here are the basics:
DATE: April 20, 2016
CHANNEL: beIN Sports USA
KICKOFF TIME: 4:00 p.m. Eastern
LOCATION: Estadio Bernabeu
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Real Madrid: Navas, Varane, Ramos, Ronaldo, Kroos, Benzema, Marcelo, Casemiro, Lucas Vasquez, Modric, Danilo
Villarreal: Asenjo, Mario, Bonera, Bailly, Rukaina, Dos Santos, Trigueros, Bruno, Suarez, Adrian, Bakambu
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