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Real Madrid-Granada: The Whites hope to stay top of the league at the Bernabéu

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News | 05/10/2019 | Javier García

The Whites host the second placed side and hope to stay top of the league going into the interational break (4:00pm CEST).
The top two are set to do battle at the Santiago BernabéuReal Madrid, top of LaLiga, host Granada, who are second with just a pointless. The Whites want to stay top of the table prior to the international break. Zidane's team, who are the only unbeaten side so far, face the surprise package of the season (4:00pm CEST).

“We are facing a team in fine form and we want to remain top of the league after the game”, stated Zidane. The Whites coach will be without Asensio, Mendy, Nacho, Marcelo and Courtois, but has called on 19 players. Among those called up are madridista top scorer Karim Benzema. The French marksman has five goals in LaLiga, and has scored against this team in the last four clashes at the Bernabéu.

As well as not having lost in LaLiga, the Whites host Granada with the hope of a fourth consecutive clean sheet in the league. They managed to keep Sevilla, Osasuna and Atlético at bay prior to today. Their balance at home in LaLiga is two wins (Levante and Osasuna) and a draw (Valladolid).

The rival
Granada are returning to the Bernabéu after two years in Segunda División. After being promoted, the Andalusian side are having a great start to the campaign, Diego Martínez's men have notched 14 points (four victories, two draws and just one defeat) and they are unbeaten away from home. Puertas is their top scorer, having fired in three goals for his side thus far in the campaign.