Benzema and Vinicius, the great absentees of Madrid against Granada
A hit Real Madrid will host Granada this Sunday at the Santiago Bernabéu at 9:00 p.m. (CET). After his hard fall last Thursday against Athletic de Bilbao (1-0) in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, the director of Carlo Ancelotti will face a key game to regain confidence and recover like that from the brutal elimination.
You regret four separate points to the white group of its closest perseguidor in the league table, Seville (46). Therefore, they cannot allow another trip after the draw (2-2) in front of Elche last Sunday by day 22 of LaLiga, which could have ended in a worse result for not having been by so many Militao at 92´.
However, the point that causes the most concern in the merengue locker room is that its maximum scorer, KaBenzema rim, did not return to coach with the rest of the group because of some physical inconvenience that has accumulated since the previous days. Besides, his youthful star, Vinicius Jr, did not enter the list of summonses of the Italian technician.
Already the coach of the white group has had his list of summoned against the hard meeting in front of Granada this Sunday, a party that fortunately will face each other in condition of place. Courtois, Lunin, Diego, Carvajal, Militao, Praises, Vallejo, Nacho, Marcelo, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Valverde, Lucas, Ceballos, Isco, Camavinga, Hazard, Asensio, Jovic, Bleat, Rodrigo and Latasa were selected to form the merengue team.
Like that then, Real Madrid is forced to face matchday 23 of LaLiga without its two maxima goleadores. By the pair of Benzema and Vinicus passes all the offensive play of the white group. Now said responsibility remains relegated to Eden Hazard, who added remarkable participations gaining the confidence of the Italian, Marco Asensio and even the young canterano Latasa, who has already shone in the ‘miniclásico’ in front of FC Barcelona B.