NEWS | 23/12/2020 | Javier VázquezThe Whites will be aiming to continue their run in the last game of the year at the Di Stéfano stadium (7:45 pm CET).
Real Madrid's run is even more impressive given the team's demanding fixture schedule in December - this will be their seventh match so far this month. The form that the madridistas are in is largely down to Karim Benzema, who has scored or provided the assist for the team's last 5 goals and against Granada he has scored 12 goals in 14 games. Last season, the French striker scored against the Andalusian outfit in both the home and away matches.
“The team's playing very well, but there are no easy games”, said Zidane in the press conference ahead of the game. Zidane will be bolstered by the return of Eden Hazard, who scored his first goal - a spectacular lob - for Real Madrid against Granada. Ferland Mendy also netted for the first time in the team's last victory at El Nuevo Los Cármenes. Both players have been named in Zidane's 24-man squad for the clash.
The fight for European football
After 13 games Granada have 21 points and the team is in the fight for the Europa League places, the Andalusians will shortly be taking on Napoli in the last-16 of the competition. Soldado and Luis Suárez are the team's top goal scorers in LaLiga (3 goals each) and both players have managed two goals in their last three games, which has seen Diego Martínez's side pick up two consecutive wins and one draw.