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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(34) 19 Goals 68 (100)
(18) 9 Assists 34 (69)
(6.6) 6.9 Average Ratings 7.2 (7)
32.3 Average Age 31.8
180 Average Height (cm) 184.6
(1) 1 Shots pg 1.6 (1.3)
(46%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 61% (58%)
(0.5) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.7)
(2.1) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in LIGA BBVA.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Fran Rico Out N/A
Pape Malickou Diakhaté Out 6.64
Dani Benítez Doubtful 7.05
Player Reason Status Rating
Iker Casillas Out 6.58
Mesut Özil Out 7.39
Pepe Doubtful 7.04

Team News

  • Granada finally made the managerial change they had been threatening for months as Juan Antonio Anquela was sacked with Lucas Alcaraz replacing him in the hotseat.
  • Pape Diakhate is suspended so Inigo Lopez is expected to return at centre-back and Fabian Orellana left to join Celta Vigo on transfer deadline day so Dani Benitez will start on the left side of midfield providing he has overcome an abductor injury.
  • Real Madrid kept their hopes of winning a 19th Copa del Rey alive as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Barcelona in their semi-final first-leg in midweek.
  • Mesut Ozil is suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season in the 4-0 win over Getafe last weekend so Luka Modric could start in a more advanced role ahead of Sami Khedira and Xabi Alonso.
  • Pepe could return after nearly a month out following ankle surgery, but Jose Mourinho will be in no rush to bring the Portuguese international back as Raphael Varane was immense against Barca on Wednesday and Sergio Ramos is also now free from suspension.


  • Madrid's record on the road this season hasn't been great but Granada have only won two home games themselves this campaign.
  • With the majority of their players back fit and free from suspension Mourinho's men should have enough to grind out a third straight league win, but it could well be a close call.
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