Everything you need to know ahead of Los Blancos’ meeting with the Yellow Submarine in the Primera Division this weekend…

Real Madrid will look to return to winning ways in La Liga on Saturday following last weekend’s disappointing draw away to Celta Vigo.

That 2-2 tie at Balaidos left Los Blancos provisionally 14 points behind leaders Barcelona and their hopes of retaining the title they won last season now look slim, despite a game in hand.

Zinedine Zidane’s side are in fourth, just three points above Sevilla in fifth and one more clear of this weekend’s rivals, Villarreal.

Here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of their trip to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday…


Captain Sergio Ramos suffered a muscle strain in training recently and is still not ready to return for Real.

Striker Karim Benzema also misses out due to an injury sustained in the Clasico defeat to Barcelona last month and midfielder Marcos Llorente is doubtful with a shoulder problem he picked up in the 2-2 draw against Numancia in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.


Right-back Dani Carvajal was suspended for the trip to Balaidos following his red card in the Clasico loss to Barcelona before Christmas, but the Spain defender is available again for Los Blancos and Zidane has no other players banned for Saturday’s game against Villarreal.

Dani Carvajal Real Madrid


With Ramos still out, Nacho and Raphael Varane should…

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