NEWS | 21/11/2020 | Javier VázquezThe Whites visit the Estadio de la Cerámica for the second time this season on matchday 10 (4:15 pm CET).
This afternoon's encounter will be the first of 11 games for Real Madrid in a demanding fixture schedule leading up to the end of the year. Incidentally, it will be the second time this season that they head to the Estadio de la Cerámica, after previously facing Levante on 4 October, due to the renovation works at the Ciudad de Valencia. The madridistas won that game (0-2) with goals from Vini Jr. and Benzema.
"We cannot relax for a minute because the opposition makes it tough," said Zidane at the press conference prior to the clash. The coach has named a squad of 20 players for this match. Among them is Mendy, who made his Real Madrid debut at Villarreal last season.
Villarreal are currently one of the most in-form teams in LaLiga. They go into the game in second place day in the competition and have only dropped points at home once when they drew against Huesca on the opening day of the season. Zidane's side will have to keep a close eye on Alcácer (5) and Gerard Moreno (4), who have scored 9 of the Castellón outfit's 13 goals so far this campaign.