Ancelotti and Koeman keen to avoid bloody noses ahead of midweek La Liga action

Carlo Ancelotti wary of the threat posed by Osasuna: “The league table doesn’t lie”

Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid welcome Osasuna to the Santiago Bernabeu tomorrow evening in another crucial La Liga clash.

Fresh off a 5-0 defeat of Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League and a 2-1 win in El Clasico away at Barcelona, Carlo Ancelotti’s men will hope to keep their good form going.

Madrid are second in La Liga at the time of writing, a point behind league leaders Real Sociedad and level with third-placed Sevilla.

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Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman impressed by “aggressive” Rayo Vallecano

Ronald Koeman

Barcelona travel to the Spanish capital tomorrow evening to lock horns with Rayo Vallecano at Vallecas in La Liga.

Ronald Koeman’s men are looking to bounce back from Sunday’s 2-1 defeat in El Clasico to Real Madrid, and go into the game sitting ninth in the league table.

Rayo, despite earning promotion from Segunda by the skin of their teeth last year, are enjoying a fine season. They’re seventh in La Liga and lost a 3-2 thriller at Real Betis last weekend.

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