Real Madrid will face Espanyol at Santiago Bernabéu in the regular season after winning Napoli last Wednesday in Champions League with a great comeback of Los Blancos. Zinedine Zidane announced several changes in the line up after a very tough match and we can highlight that Gareth Bale is back with the group although he’s not expected to start, but the French manager affirmed that he will have some minutes in the game. These are very good news for the Zidane because now he has all the players available except Sergio Ramos who has physical problems.
However, Gareth Bale is back 88 days after the injury he had against Sporting Lisbon in Champions League.
These are very good news for Real Madrid because with Bale’s recovery Zinedine Zidane could return to the 4-3-3 instead 5-3-2 formation.
The Welshman goal is to be 100% fit for the match against Napoli in the 7th of March. Zidane wants to give him minutes in the next regular season games against Valencia (22nd of February), Villarreal 26th of February, Las Palmas (1st of March) and Eibar (4th of March).
Gareth Bale is a very important player for Real Madrid because he is one of the best players of the world. Before his injury, the Welshman was playing a really good season scoring seven goals in 16 matches (five in La Liga and two in Champions League). With his return, the BBC will play the important games of the season.
Zinedine Zidane has decided that he will do many changes in the line-up. Kiko Casilla will be between the sticks, while Sergio Ramos has physical problems that let him out of the list and Pepe could enter in the starting 11. Kovacic may substitute Modric in the midfield, while Morata will be the striker of the team and Lucas can return to the starting 11 after being on the bench against Napoli.