Real Madrid vs Deportivo

Real Madrid will look to continue a recent run of good form when they welcome Deportivo to the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho's side have won four of their last five outings, and will need to get all three points against mid-table Depor if they are to close the gap on La Liga's leading pack.

One man who might feature is Kaka, who impressed Mourinho in a midweek 8-0 friendly victory.

“Kaka played well, like all the team, while we kept a solid structure. His reply and that of the team was possible because he dedicates himself to working well, as do the others that have not played so far," said the Portuguese.

“Kaka and the others showed qualities to put their name in the Coach's head when the time comes to decide, and it has made me think.”

Deportivo meanwhile have drawn three of their five matches so far, and striker Riki is looking forward to the clash.

“They are a very intense team and at home are very strong. Everyone knows about Madrid," said the former Real Madrid B player.

“Their start was not expected and we will have to try and hurt them, but above all they have very important players and so we will have to be very focused. We also have our weapons and it is beautifully set up to watch.

“We are prepared for what the Coach requires, even for a formation change. Maybe at the Bernabeu we cannot discuss having the ball as much as the home team, but we have to use other weapons besides possession.”

Kick-off: Sunday, September 30, 5:50pm (UK time)

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