Real Madrid name starting lineup to face Granada at Los Carmenes

Real Madrid travel to Andalusia this evening to play a game they simply must win. Zinedine Zidane’s men are facing off against Granada in La Liga, a side that have defied the odds since coming up from Segunda at the beginning of last season and pose a real threat. They beat Barcelona at Camp Nou two weeks ago, and will be hoping to repeat the trick at Valdebebas this evening.

Madrid go into the game third, a point behind Barcelona and a point ahead of Sevilla but, crucially, five points off Atletico Madrid following their tight 2-1 defeat of Real Sociedad last night. If Los Blancos drop points here tonight their title challenge will be as good as dead. Granada, on the other hand, have nothing to lose. They’re tenth, ten points off a European place but 14 clear of the relegation zone.

Madrid go to the Basque Country next to take on Athletic Bilbao, before hosting Villarreal on the final day of the season at home in the Spanish capital. Granada also go to the Basque Country next, to Alaves, before closing out another hugely successful campaign in Primera at home at Los Carmenes against Getafe.

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