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Real Madrid vs Espanyol Preview

Real Madrid vs Espanyol | La Liga | 05-10-2008 21:00 CET | Santiago Bernabeu Stadium


Real Madrid had less than convincing victory against Zenit in the Champions League and will need to give out a solid performance against Espanyol because first, its in Bernabeu and second, Sneijder is back in the squad not necessarily the first team.


Sources say that Wesley Sneijder, will make the squad but Guti and Gago will not be present. I would have liked guti and Gago to play this game before the important derby against Atletico Madrid comes in La liga. The game against atletico Madrid would be an away match so I think Real Madrid need all their experienced players performing well in that match.

Anyway, we are talking about this match. I think we are going to see the same old “10 men behind the ball ” strategy in the second half. Now quite a number of teams have figured out that they cannot just come to Bernabeu and defend. Now teams usually attack first 15 minutes, at best the first half. Then hang on to whatever comes their way for theremainderofthematch.