By Amini Nyaungo
Cristiano Ronaldo was available on Friday training indicating that he will be in today’s list when Real Madrid faces Deportivo Alaves at Santiago Bernabeu.
Ronaldo is thought to take in today’s match because he was not included in the squad when his team won 3-1 against Leganes.
Today’s game will be played at 18:15 East Africa Time at Santiago Bernabeu.
Five Key players will not appear in Zinedine Zidane’s squad because of various reasons including injuries. The club’s Captain, Sergio Ramos has suspended because of a red card, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Marcelo and Marco Asensio will not be in the squad due to injuries on Hamstring and Knees.
Real Madrid is hunting points to be close to their rivals, who are leading La Liga Barcelona who have kept their 62 points as of now.
Ronaldo ‘CR7’ who has registered 12 goals of La Liga is eager to score as many goals as possible racing Barca’s Lionel Messi who has 20 goals.
Real Madrid who have 48 points are in the third place behind Atletico Madrid with 55 points. It needs Real Madrid to win today’s match to give hope to their fans in La Liga title race.
Barcelona as well will have a tough game against Girona at Camp Nou. In their first clash, Barcelona won 3-0 at Montivil Stadium.
Barcelona are unbeaten in all 19 Catalonian League derbies played since February 21, 2009 at a home stadium Camp Nou.
Girona have enjoyed six unbeaten games in La Liga games this season. As for the current La liga teams this is only team that Messi has yet to score a goal so far this season.
Barcelona will miss their defender Gerard Pique who is nursing his Knee Injury. Other games to be played today include Velta Vigo vs Eibar and Leganes vs Las Palmas,
In the 27th week of League 1, Paris Saint-Germain welcomes his opponent Olympique Marseille on the championship track at home at 23.00 (East African Time).
Italy Serie A , Roma, who won the last 3 league games with the help of Cengiz Under superior performance in the 26th week of Italy Seria A, will be hosting Milan at 22.45(East African Time) at the Olympic Stadium.