PREVIEW. 08/10/2022. Rodrigo Salamanca
After extending their 100% record in the Champions League with a win over Shakhtar at the Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday, Real Madrid return to LaLiga action on matchday eight (9:00pm CEST). Our team take on Getafe looking to pick up a fifth successive league win away from home, having already seen off Almería, Celta, Espanyol and Atlético de Madrid on the road.
Madrid arrive at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez with another demanding week on the horizon. Following tonight's clash, Ancelotti's boys travel to Warsaw to face Shakhtar again on Tuesday, on Champions League matchday four. Five days later, they'll be back at the Santiago Bernabéu for the first Clásico of the season.
Video.All eyes on victory in Getafe
“This is a very complete team with more than one identity”, explained Ancelotti in the pre-match press conference. The Italian coach's squad includes Vini Jr. and Rodrygo, who both found the net in the midweek Champions League fixture. The two forwards are enjoying a great run in front of goal - at least one of them has scored in the six LaLiga games (Celta, Espanyol, Betis, Mallorca, Atlético and Osasuna).
The Madrid-based side kick off the week in fourteenth place, with seven points, four of which have come at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez thanks to a win over Real Sociedad (2-1) and a draw with Villarreal (0-0). Enes Ünal and Gastón are Getafe's top scorers so far, each with two.