Real Madrid travels to the Canary Islands to face, this Saturday (27), Las Palmas in the 22nd round of the Spanish Championship. The Merengues are looking for victory to stay at the top of the tournament, as Girona only plays on Sunday. Check out where to watch Real Madrid x Las Palmas live below.
Despite the Madrid team’s good form in La Liga, the last round was full of strong emotions. Facing bottom side Almería, the Merengues were losing 2-0, but managed to come back 3-2 in the last minutes of the game. On the other hand, the arbitration was harshly criticized for having supposedly benefited the Galacticos.
Controversy aside, Real Madrid reached 51 points, just one point less than leader Girona. However, the Merengues had a game postponed due to the Spanish Super Cup dispute.
For the match, coach Carlo Ancelotti will have midfielder Jude Bellingham as his main absence, who received his fifth yellow card and is serving a suspension. Furthermore, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and defenders Éder Militão and David Alaba continue to recover from injuries.
On the Las Palmas side, coach Garcia Pimienta will not be able to count on defender Julian Araujo, who is serving a suspension. On the medical side, the absences will be right-back Álvaro Lemos, defenders Eric Curbelo and Saul Coco, and midfielder Omenuke Mfulu.
Las Palmas has had a season above expectations in its return to the first division. In the last round, the team beat Rayo Vallecano in the Vallecas stadium. Thus, it reached 31 points, occupying eighth place.
Where to watch Real Madrid vs Las Palmas
The match between Real Madrid and Las Palmas at the Gran Canaria stadium starts at 12:15 pm, Brasília time, with live broadcast from Star+ (streaming).
Barcelona x Villarreal
Also on Saturday (27), Barça hosts Villarreal at the Lluís Companys Olímpico stadium. The current Spanish champion arrives at the game after an elimination in the Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao. Meanwhile, the Yellow Submarine only drew with Mallorca in La Liga and remain without a win in 2024.
For the match, culé coach Xavi Hernández will be without goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen, defender Iñigo Martínez, left-back Marcos Alonso, midfielder Gavi and striker Raphinha, all injured.
On Villarreal’s side, coach Marcelino García will not be able to use goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who was sent off on the bench during the draw against Mallorca. On the medical side, the absences are: Alfonso Pedraza, Ramon Terrats, Dani Parejo, Raul Albiol, Juan Foyth, Yeremy Pino and Denis Suarez.
The match between Barcelona and Villarreal at the Olímpico Lluís Companys stadium starts at 2:30 pm, Brasília time, with live transmission from Star+ (streaming).
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