A match preview for the encounter between Granada and Real Madrid.
Where: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, Granada
When: Monday August 26, 2013 20:00
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This fixture provided a shock last season as the Andalusian side toppled the giants from the big city 1-0. However, the likelihood of that happening again is slim as Real, under new coach Carlo Ancelotti look to establish themselves as more than just contenders for the league title this season.
Both sides got off to winning ways on the opening day last weekend, with Real disposing of Real Betis 2-1, fighting back to take all three points after falling behind early on, whilst Granada beat Osasuna by the same scoreline.
Real are still short on attacking options, with only Karim Benzema their only guaranteed starter on the front line, but the side’s midfield, re-inforced with the likes of Isco and Caraval adding a youthful exuberance that Granada will find tough to keep up with.