The 16th round of La Liga will be exciting to watch. Everything starts on Friday when Atletico faces Yellow Submarine, while Real Madrid plays against Espanyol at home stadium.
Real Madrid V Espanyol
The Catalonian team will face Real Madrid on Saturday. The first match of the day will be hosted at the Santiago Bernabeu. As we already see, tickets for this match are not available anymore.
Real Madrid has to play against Espanyol without many extra-class players. First of all, Eden Hazard has ankle bruises and can’t help the team. At the same time, Zidane confirmed the injuries of Marcelo and Bale. Gareth Bale has problems in the ankle and can’t help the team on Saturday. Keep in mind that Welshman trained on Friday and will help Los Blancos on Tuesday evening in the Champions League match.
Marcelo and Eden Hazard can’t help Los Merengues against Valencia and Barcelona. Experts believe that match against Espanyol will be another chance for Vinicius Junior. Marca journalists believe that Zidane can rely on Isco and Rodrygo in the attacking line, while Benzema will be center forward.
Barcelona V Mallorca
The last match on Saturday evening will be hosted at the Nou Camp. After Messi’s sixth Ballon d’Or celebration, Barcelona is back in action. On Saturday, the team has to play against Mallorca.
Valverde met with journalists and talked about the future of Barcelona. Spanish coach congratulated Lionel again for sixth Ballon d’Or and wished him more personal awards in the future.
Barcelona’s coach said that Pique could be out for the match. The Spanish defender has a knee injury and the medical team hopes for rest. At the same time, French winger, Dembele, will be out for a few weeks. French player can’t help Barcelona even in December and January of 2020.
Marca’s journalists believe that the match against Barcelona will be a chance for Kubo. Japanese player should have a turnaround season as Real Madrid loaned him to Mallorca. Kubo is playing well, and in some cases, the youngster got a spot in the starting line-up.