Real Madrid will be looking to extend their lead at the top of La Liga when they face Girona on Sunday evening.
Real Madrid will be taking on Girona in the matchday 12 of La Liga Santander 2022/23. The Los Blancos will be looking to get back to winning ways after suffering their first defeat of the season, midweek against RB Leipzig. They face a stern test in Girona, who although find themselves in the relegation zone, always put up a strong challenge against Madrid. Ancelotti’s men will be looking to earn the three points to continue to tighten their grip at the top of La Liga.
|Real Madrid vs Girona||Key Details|
|Date||30 October, 2022|
|Kickoff time India||8:45 pm IST|
|Kickoff time Spain||5:15 pm CEST|
That 3-2 loss against Leipzig was a slight bump in the road in what has been otherwise a great season for Real Madrid so far. They are already through to the Champions League knockouts and have a three point lead at the top of the table. The leaders have displayed great character to move through challenging times and have played some scintillating football on the way. Madrid are expected to beat Girona comfortably, however, there will be no room for complacency.
Girona, have been in terrible form lately. They have managed just two draws to go with four losses in their last six outings. Their last victory came against Real Valladolid on the 10th of September. Since then, it has been a difficult road. Girona were promoted from the Segunda division and by the looks of it, the club looks set to drop back if their performances don’t improve.
The big news for Real Madrid will be the absence of Karim Benzema. The Frenchman is yet not fully recovered from his injury. Brazilian winger, Rodrygo Goes is also a doubt. However, the likes of Luka Modric, Fede Valverde, Dani Ceballos and Mariano are all back. For Girona, Borja Garcia, Ibrahima Kebe and Reinier won’t feature.
Real Madrid possible line-up: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Tchouameni, Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior
Girona possible line-up: Gazzaniga, Martinez, Bueno, Lopez, Hernandez, Gutierrez, Garcia, Romeu, Herrera, Riquelme, Castellanos
|RB Leipzig||3-2 (L)|
|FC Barcelona||3-1 (W)|
|Shakhtar Donetsk||1-1 (D)|
|Atletico Madrid||2-1 (L)|
|Real Sociedad||5-3 (D)|
|Last 5 Match Results|
|Real Madrid 1-2 Girona|
|Girona 1-3 Real Madrid|
|Real Madrid 4-2 Girona|
|Girona 1-4 Real Madrid|
|Real Madrid 6-3 Girona|
The La Liga match between Real Madrid vs Girona will take place at Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday at 8:45 pm IST.
For the football fans in India, the live coverage of the La Liga matches will be available on Sports 18 and Voot Select. Meanwhile, those in Spain can catch the live action via Movistar LaLiga, Movistar LaLiga 2 and Movistar + and DAZN