News | 31/03/2019 | Javier GarcíaZidane's men host Huesca in a competitive game for the first time (8:45pm CET).
The only previous competitive meeting between the two sides came in the first round of the league this season at El Alcoraz. On that occasion, a Bale volley was enough for the madridistas to take all three points (0-1). The clash now heads to Whites' territory as the team will be hoping for a second victory against opposition who are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table.
It's Zidane's second encounter since his return to the madridista dugout and it will see him bring up 50 LaLiga games at the Santiago Bernabéu. His first game of this second spell also came at home and ended with a 2-0 win over Celta. “We're only thinking about having a good end to the season and the vibes in the camp are great going into the game”, stated the coach, who has called up a 19-man squad and plans to rotate.
For Huesca, every game is like a final in the closing stages of the season as they fight for their Primera División survival. The team from Aragon are currently in last place with 22 points. However, they've enjoyed somewhat of a revival in recent weeks, picking up points in more than half their games in 2019. On an individual level, Chimy Ávila is their top scorer, with six LaLiga goals. "We're up against one of the best teams in the world and we've prepared very well for this game", said their coach, Francisco.