A match preview for the encounter between Real Madrid and Getafe.
Where: Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain
When: Saturday September 21, 2013 21:00
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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has enjoyed an unbeaten start to life as the club’s coach so far this season and will be looking to extend that run even further with the visit of near neighbours Getafe.
Confidence will be high following the midweek 6-1 thrashing of Turkish side Galatasaray in the Champions League and Ronaldo and Bale are set to start from the beginning.
Getafe produced a shock victory against Real last season, though it could be a different story this time around as the club have struggled to get off to a good start despite recently overcoming fellow strugglers Osasuna.
Diego Lopez is set to resume his newly acquired spot between the sticks for the hosts, whilst Karim Benzema will continue up front. However, Marcelo, Varane, Xavi Alonso, and Fabio Coentrao are all sidelined with injuries and will miss out.
Getafe will have Diego Castro and Venezuelan striker Miku in contention as the forward pair remain the side’s most viable goal threat.