This season the “royal club” as it is not asked. To compose “Barcelona” worthy competition in the fight for the championship title did not work, and even those ghostly hopes, which were still in the hearts of the fans, finally buried the defeat in the final round before the winter holidays from the “blue garnet” – 0: 3.
However, after the break in the championship team Zinedine Zidane started not in the best way. In the last round of “Real” could not keep the minimal advantage in the guest match with “Celta” – a draw 2: 2. In general, over the past two months, out of eight matches in the championship, the “Royal Club” won only three. It is worth noting that all three in the home arena, where they managed to beat “Las Palmas” 3-0, “Malaga” 3-2 and Sevilla 5-0.
The game “Villarreal” is also difficult to call stable, although it was the last two guest matches that turned out to be successful. At the exit “yellow submarine” with a score of 1-0 beat the uneasy “Selta” and “Valencia”. Add another victory in the beginning of November over the “Málaga” 2-0 – this is all that the “Villarreal” can boast for the last nine rounds. In the latter of them, the Lennans were unable to beat one of the outsiders – Deportivo, finishing the home match in a draw 1: 1.
However, the coach of “Villarreal” has something to think about. Close to leaving the club striker Cedric Bakambu, on account of which 9 goals, and he certainly will not play. Will miss the game because of injury, another forward – Nicola Sansone. In the defense will be missing Victor Ruiz, whose disqualification. In the infirmary also Roberto Soriano, Ruben Semedu, Chuka, Andres Fernandez, Leo Suarez, Bruno Soriano.