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The Real Madrid faces this Saturday, February 20, a complicated match in the Jose Zorrilla Stadium in front of Real Valladolid of Sergio Gonzalez Y Ronaldo Nazario, a team that is in the lower part of the classification, very much in need of points and with the water up to their neck, observing how each day that passes salvation becomes more and more complicated.
The Pucelano team is currently in the position that marks the limit of relegation with 21 points in 23 games played. The good news is that ahead, in the first place that gives salvation, is the Eibar with the same points and that only one position higher, with 22, is the Alaves of ‘Pitu’ Abelardo.
The competitors are not very far, although what is really striking is the bad streak of the Valladolid team that has already chained six league games without knowing victory, since they won 0-1 at Getafe at Coliseum Alfonso Pérez last January 2. In addition, another really negative news is that behind in the classification is the Elche with 18 points, but with two games less than those of Pucela.
On this day 24 they receive a team like Real Madrid, installed at the top of the table and who arrives with morale after their good victory against Valencia. Those of Zinedine Zidane are forced to add three by three to try to cut the difference with the Atlético de Madrid and to distance himself from his closest pursuers, FC Barcelona Y Seville, who are hot on their heels.
The white team, despite the fact that it continues to have many casualties, is gradually recovering troops as it already happened in the duel against Valencia, where the sanctioned returned Toni Kroos and the injured Lucas Vazquez. In the dry dock players like Sergio Ramos, Odriozola, Militao, Marcelo, Hazard, Rodrygo or Carvajal, injured against the team Report grace after reappearing.
Who is closest to returning is Faith Valverde, who was injured after the match of the Copa del Rey against him Alcoyano. The Uruguayan player has already returned to do work on the field of considerable intensity and his return is expected to be completed in the coming days. The Uruguayan midfielder and Hazard will be the first to unload the collapsed Real Madrid infirmary.
Referees of the day
To direct the match between Real Valladolid and Real Madrid at the José Zorrilla Stadium, the referee will jump onto the pitch with the rest of the players Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez. For his part, the referee in charge of being aware of what happens in the game from the room WHERE will be Santiago Jaime Latre. Between the two they will try to carry the meeting as well as possible, hoping that there will not be great controversies.
REFEREES | These are the designated referees for matchday 24 in the First Division and 26 in the Second Division.
– RFEF (@rfef) February 18, 2021
Other designations of great interest of the day will be that of the second match that will be played on Atlético de Madrid and the I raised this week after the tie to one of this Wednesday. Melero Lopez will be the field referee and Villanueva churches who will assist you from the VAR. For its part, FC Barcelona – Cadiz will direct it Martinez Munuera from the grass with the help of Gonzalez Fuertes from the VAR.
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