Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid| LIGA BBVA Matchday 35|23.04.2016 | 16:00 CET

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  1. Tobias19

    Tobias19 Member+

    Feb 2, 2014
    Sweden
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
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    Who:

    Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid

    What:
    Liga BBVA Matchday 35

    When:
    Saturday, April.23

    Where:
    Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas
    Time:
    16:00 CET

    Overview
    Raul Baena's second-half goal gave Rayo Vallecano a share of the spoils against Malaga, leaving the Madrid club three points above the relegation zone with four games to go. The Vallecas outfit have lost their last 15 league meetings with Real Madrid.

    Javi Guerra and Ze Castro are expected to be available despite suffering knocks in the Malaga match, but Piti, David Cobeno and Patrick Ebert all remain sidelined through injury.

    Karim Benzema, Lucas Vasquez and Luka Modric all got on the scoresheet as Real Madrid dispatched Villarreal 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu in midweek. Zinedine Zidane could rest some of his big players in the Rayo match with an eye on the Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City three days later.

    Ronaldo suffered a muscle injury in the Villarreal game but should be fit, while Gareth Bale (leg) could also return.

    What managers say
    Paco Jemez: "We're immunised, we know we're going to suffer until the end. It doesn't affect us, nor are we preoccupied with what happens to us. We didn't deserve to win [against Malaga], we had chances. We had it in hand, we knew the importance but we didn't defend well. We had to make three changes for three injuries, and that caused enormous damage. We had the best chances but we lacked poise. We have tough games but I think we can cope against Real Madrid."

    Zinedine Zidane: "We are sticking with what we are doing well, working well. The team today was phenomenal [against Villarreal] from minute one until the end. We won back many balls, attacked well, created many chances, we were almost perfect in defence. I am very happy with the attitude of all the players. We are just a point back still. We will continue with our football, our idea, what we have been doing. Nothing has changed."

    Form guide
    • Rayo Vallecano: DWLWD
    • Last result: Malaga 1-1 Rayo Vallecano
    • Real Madrid (all competitions): WWWWL
    • Last result: Real Madrid 3-0 Villarreal
    Betting odds (Betfair)
    • Rayo Vallecano win: 9/1
    • Draw: 9/2
    • Real Madrid win: 2/7
    Team news

    Rayo Vallecano possible XI
    : Carlos; Quini, Amaya, Ze Castro, Tito; Hernandez, Baena, Trashorras, Embarba; Miku, Guerra

    Real Madrid possible XI: Navas; Danilo, Pepe, Varane, Nacho; Kovacic, Kroos, Rodriguez; Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale

    Just hope we can keep the form up and continue our winning ways.:thumbsup: HALA MADRID!
     
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  2. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ronaldo officially won't make the trip; he better be ready for Tuesday
     
  3. MadridFan22304

    MadridFan22304 Member+

    Apr 26, 2012
    DC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. sleepyvato50

    sleepyvato50 Member+

    Feb 11, 2012
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    3 points as well as no injuries please and thank you.
     
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  5. Glide84

    Glide84 Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Time for some of our bench players to step up and keep the momentum going. Seeing some encouraging stuff from most of them, even Danilo had some confidence this week.
     
  6. ChocolateCandy

    ChocolateCandy Member+

    Jul 23, 2009
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. Doni

    Doni Member+

    Dec 4, 2010
    London
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Early goal, kill it off. If there was ever a 3 points and GTFO game, it's these last remaining Liga games.
     
  8. CR7PT

    CR7PT Member+

    Real Madrid
    Portugal
    Mar 26, 2014
    Portugal
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Last time it was 10-2 and Ronaldo only scored 2. So I expect at least 8 goals ^^
     
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  9. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope we have Bale starting this one. Want to see what its like with him out there without Cristiano, perhaps even starting on the left.
     
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  10. PigBenis

    PigBenis Member+

    Sep 5, 2015
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Bale - Benzema - Vazquez
    James - Kovacic - Isco
    Nacho - Ramos - Varane - Danilo
    Navas

    Let's get those 3 puntos and go home!​
     
  11. MerlinRM

    MerlinRM Member+

    May 5, 2014
    NorthEast USA
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I'd rather he comes in the 2nd half because of his injury scare. Isco, James, and Vasquez should be enough to put the game away,
     
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  12. Chinky24

    Chinky24 Member+

    Real Madrid
    Dec 26, 2004
    Nashville
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    40-0 Real Madrid, 1 every 2.25 minutes
     
  13. russian hattie

    russian hattie Member+

    Feb 5, 2006
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I hope Kovacic gets a chance. We could do with him getting into some good form, so we can be a little less reliant on Casemiro.
     
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  14. Halycon

    Halycon Member+

    Aug 24, 2010
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Finally Kovacic!!!!

    Keylor; Danilo, Varane, Pepe, Marcelo; Kroos, Kovacic, Isco; Jesé, Bale y Benzema.

    Hopefully Jesé from the leftwing :D
     
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  15. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Jese on the left.

    RIP James Rodriguez :(:cry:
     
  16. robnycus

    robnycus Member+

    Jun 28, 2010
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    No Vasquez?
    Zidane truly loves rotations but the truth is that our subs are better than Rayo's squad....so they should win ..
     
  17. MiamiNative0722

    MiamiNative0722 Member+

    May 25, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Zidane is really trying to keep everyone fresh it seems. Sergio Casemiro and Modric are all getting plenty of rest.

    God I just hope Dani and CR are ready for Tuesday.
     
  18. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Vazquez plays on the right. I expected Jese to start on the left.

    Also glad to see Kova get some burn. Surprised to get Isco 2 games in a row and no James. James has been playing well, scoring, assisting, running and he's not even rotated any more.

    Oh well, hope Kova impresses
     
  19. robnycus

    robnycus Member+

    Jun 28, 2010
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Jese did not start since Eibar - 4 matches ago - where he had a goal and an assist.. Seems like ZZ does not want forget about him despite Vasquez being in great form. Or perhaps Ronaldo is still in doubt for Tuesday...
     
  20. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Zidane likes direct replacements. Vazquez is a right winger. That plus giving Jese a shot
     
  21. robnycus

    robnycus Member+

    Jun 28, 2010
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    Yeah but you can shift Bale to the left .. Or actually I was expecting Bale would start this game on the bench..
    James has been better than Isco no question but not a noticeable difference.. Isco scored too and also sat the last game.
     
  22. J-Mezzy

    J-Mezzy Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Orlando
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Yes no issue with Isco, just that seems like Zidane is in super rotation mode, yet he sits James out 2 games in a row in favor of Isco. That's a bit of a head scratcher to me
     
  23. RaMaaa

    RaMaaa Member+

    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    damn, i like zizou rotations.
     
  24. robnycus

    robnycus Member+

    Jun 28, 2010
    Club:
    New York Cosmos
    He'll play I am sure.
     
  25. snooop

    snooop Member

    Apr 26, 2015
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    The writing might well be on the wall for James Rodriguez.
     
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