Real Madrid host Villarreal in a bid to take three points and stay top of the table (9:00 p.m. CET).
Barley three days after the landslide victory against Mallorca, real Madrid are back in action at Santiago Bernabéu to welcome Villarreal on the seventh day of The league (Saturday, 9 p.m. CET). Carlo AncelottiThe men will face off for another victory that would extend the team’s unbeaten streak and keep them top of the league standings. A win would also be the team’s sixth consecutive triumph after defeating Betis, Celta, Inter Milan, Valencia and Mallorca.
The team’s offensive attack on its last outing is exactly the type of football fans like to see at real Madrid, as the team averages 3.5 goals per league game. Karim Benzema has been instrumental in the recent form of the Whites. The Frenchman is not only the league’s top scorer (eight) and passer (five), but the striker has also reached the incredible stage of 200 La Liga goals, as he continues to carve his name in the history books.
“We are up against a team of great quality and experience and we will have to be at our best to win. It’s a really important game, ”said Ancelotti in the press conference before the confrontation. Marco Asensio opened his league goalscoring account this season with his first hat trick for real Madrid and he is part of the Italian coach team for what will be a difficult test for the hosts.
Both sides undefeated
Villarreal started the campaign with a series of draws against Granada, Espanyol, Atlético and Mallorca, before claiming their first victory of the week by convincingly beating Elche (4-1). Unai Emery’s side sit in the middle of the table with seven points and are among the five teams that remain undefeated in the league, with real Madrid. The visitors will look to Manu Trigueros and Danjuma to lead their attack, as both players have scored two goals apiece.