REAL MADRID vs ESPANYOL | La Liga Jornada 16 | 07.12.2019 | 13:00 CET

Discussion in 'Real Madrid' started by Eddie, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Eddie

    Eddie Member+

    Oct 19, 2005
    Club:
    Real Madrid
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    Injured players:
    Asensio, James, Nacho, Lucas Vazquez, Hazard, Marcelo, Bale

    Technical decision:
    Mariano

    Expected Lineup:
    Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Ramos, Mendy; Casemiro, Valverde, Isco, Modric, Rodrygo, Benzema

     
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  2. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Low key, this is a bit of a trap game. While Espanyol is not good, it’s easy to overlook this game and focus on Valencia and Barcelona ahead.

    While this is the type of Liga game one would expect we rotate, I think we go with mostly the full strength lineup. The game to rotate will be against Brugge in the midweek that is completely meaningless.

    For example, let’s say we sit Casemiro who is on 4 yellows and we sit him vs Brugge too. He would then go to Mestalla without having played in 2 weeks. That’s too long.
     
  3. 4x4s

    4x4s Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Espanyol is absolutely terrible and as far as I can remember we've been beating them out their socks no matter how bad we were doing.

    They're one of favorites when we need a moral boost. :D
     
  4. janos audron

    janos audron Member+

    Apr 12, 2010
    Vin - Jović - Rodrygo
    Valverde - Modrić
    Casemiro
    Mendy - Militao - Varane - Carvajal
    Areola
    Midweek rest all starters vs. Brugge.
     
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  5. Varnagel

    Varnagel Member

    Nothing
    Sweden
    Jun 4, 2017
    Ramos & Benzema will definitely play tomorrow.

    I don't Zidane takes any risks to drop points..

    The club lost against 18th place Mallorca few weeks ago.

    If anything, the starters will be rested vs. Brugge.

    Real Madrid are already qualified for RO16 anyway.
     
  6. janos audron

    janos audron Member+

    Apr 12, 2010
    You make it sound as if regulars had spotless results. The contrary.

    Point being this are type of games perfect for rotations - which are crucial for successful season. We have Valencia and Barcelona after. Midweek "rest" vs. Brugge does nothing on itself.
     
  7. AppleBob86

    AppleBob86 Member+

    Real Madrid
    Jan 11, 2018
    Zidane should be sacked alone for saying we have one of the best Medical departments around.

    It’s. A. Shambles.
     
  8. Varnagel

    Varnagel Member

    Nothing
    Sweden
    Jun 4, 2017
    Ramos and (especially) Benzema are among the best players in the club and they are 100% healthy. There's no reason for either of them to rest, it doesn't make any sense.

    Or do you prefer to see Messi & Barca win LaLiga for the sake of giving minutes to inferior players in such a important fixture?

    Taking 3 points against clubs like Espanyol on a consistent basis is how you win league trophies.
     
  9. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  10. Zidane05

    Zidane05 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 18, 2005
    Toronto
    I'd go with Jovic and Benz up front, and Isco behind them. Need to get Jovic going.
     
  11. janos audron

    janos audron Member+

    Apr 12, 2010
    Damn. Espanyol must be beasting this season to be considered such an "important" fixture. Let us look at the table. Wait, they ain`t top 5. They ain`t top 10. They ain`t top 15. Where are they? Oh, look at them. 19th. Won 2 and tied 3 matches, having scored 10 and received 28 goals in 15 matches. Oh my. I wonder how Jović and Militao can handle them!

    Now, to put more context to your dumbass post:

    Benzema has played 13/14 matches in La Liga, specifically 1k+ minutes averaging 86 minutes per match. Plus 5/5 CL matches, full minutes.

    Ramos who ain`t even close to performances of Benzema this season - quite the contrary, has played 14/14 matches in La Liga, full minutes. 4/5 CLmatches - missing one due to suspension, full minutes per match.

    After Espanyol, we have two crucial matches AWAY: Valencia and Barcelona and after that Bilbao at home.

    There are your reasons why to rotate. Why might rotations be important you might ask? Not just keeping players healthy, but also crucially handling their form.
     
  12. Halycon

    Halycon Member+

    Aug 24, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Last time we took a game lightly against one of the worst teams in liga, we lost, Mallorca. Wanna see Vini Benz Rodrygo, Jovic early sub second half and let him start against Brugge.
     
  13. janos audron

    janos audron Member+

    Apr 12, 2010
    We were struggling with form, played away and fielded comical back-line ( fullbacks ) + two AM`s and three forwards. What could go wrong?

    Are we seriously suggesting that Vin, Jović and Rodrygo cannot handle scoring vs. Espanyol? If so, when the fck can we play them?
     
  14. Halycon

    Halycon Member+

    Aug 24, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I just said play vini and rodrygo. Would just let them start with big Benz, give Jovic 90 mins van brugge.
     
  15. janos audron

    janos audron Member+

    Apr 12, 2010
    I say, keep Benzy locked and loaded on zie bench if needed and prep him for Valencia, Barcelona and Bilbao.

    He is playing to much minutes. No way he lasts through entire season with such tempo.
     
  16. RaMaaa

    RaMaaa Member+

    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I would start Benz of course, but Jovič must start in CL game.. cause dude i frozend.
     
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  17. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think we go full B team in Brugge with Valencia and Barca back to back afterwards. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Mariano and Brahim in that game.
     
  18. janos audron

    janos audron Member+

    Apr 12, 2010
    Playing Brahim and Mariano would be literally waste of minutes. Invest that minutes in Jović and Vinicius.
     
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  19. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I expect them as well. I just meant we will bench as many of the starters as possible
     
  20. janos audron

    janos audron Member+

    Apr 12, 2010
    I sure hope so we are going full B-squad. With Vin, Jović and Rodrygo in main roles. If i see Lucas fckin Vasquez starting i am switching tv off.
     
  21. MaxY

    MaxY Member+

    May 24, 2016
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    You will see him start even at RB or in Middlefield.
     
  22. RMrules

    RMrules Member

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Aug 12, 2019
    We should start the best team possible,it would be catastrophic if we lose points here,with Valencia and Barcelona away next .
    Casemiro should start and get a yellow and miss the Valencia game,if he play against Valencia and get a yellow he is out for El Clasico which is a disaster.

    I would like to see Areola,Carvajal,Militao,Varane,Mendy,Casemiro,Valverde,Kroos,Isco,Benzema and one of Vinicius/Rodrygo.

    Areola needs minutes and this and Brugge are a good oppurtunity for him to start 3 games in a row,against Brugge we will give rest to the regular starters,today we need the best team.
     
  23. Varnagel

    Varnagel Member

    Nothing
    Sweden
    Jun 4, 2017
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  24. RaMaaa

    RaMaaa Member+

    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    First time both brazilian kids together?
     
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  25. RMrules

    RMrules Member

    Real Madrid
    Spain
    Aug 12, 2019
    exciting line up
     

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