Barley three days after the thumping win against Mallorca, Real Madrid are back in action at the Santiago Bernabéu to host Villarreal on matchday seven of LaLiga (Saturday, 9 pm CET). Carlo Ancelotti’s men will be vying to claim another victory which would extend the team’s unbeaten run and keep them at the top of the league standings. A win would also be the side’s sixth consecutive triumph after overcoming Betis, Celta, Inter Milan, Valencia and Mallorca.
The team’s offensive onslaught in their last outing is exactly the type of football fans like to see at Real Madrid, as the side averages 3.5 goals per league match. Karim Benzema has been instrumental in the Whites’ recent form. The Frenchman is not only the league’s top goal scorer (eight) and assist provider (five), but the striker also reached the incredible milestone of 200 goals in LaLiga, as he continues to etch his name in the history books.
Video.All out for the sixth straight win
“We’re up against a side with great quality and experience and we’ll have to be at our best to win. It’s a really important game”, said Ancelotti in the press conference ahead of the clash. Marco Asensio opened his scoring account in the league this season with his first hat-trick for Real Madrid and he forms part of the Italian coach’s squad for what will be a tough test for the hosts.
Both sides unbeaten
Villarreal began the campaign with a series of draws against Granada, Espanyol, Atlético and Mallorca, before picking up their first win during the week when they convincingly beat Elche (4-1). Unai Emery’s side sit mid-table on seven points and are one of five teams that remain unbeaten in the league competition, along with Real Madrid. The visitors will look to Manu Trigueros and Danjuma to spearhead their attack, as both players have scored two goals each.