Zinedine Zidane’s team continues their title defence this weekend with an away trip to Villarreal
Real Madrid is the most successful club in Spain, having won a record 34 Liga titles, and is looking to add another championship this season.
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Zinedine Zidane’s team saw Cristiano Ronaldo leave for Juventus in 2018 but have still found ways to win without the Portuguese superstar, lifting the Spanish title in 2019-20 ahead of fierce rivals Barcelona.
After winning the first Clasico of the season in October, Real Madrid are hoping to be in the hunt for yet another league trophy.
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Real Madrid recorded a convincing 3-1 win in El Clasico in October, before they came crashing down to earth in midweek against German side Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League.
However, after drawing with the Bundesliga team, Real had a very good run of results heading into the international break.
A 4-1 win over Huesca and then a 4-1 loss to Valencia leaves them in the top four in La Liga, while Zidane was finally able to get his first win of the season in Europe with a 3-2 victory in a thrilling game against Inter.
Some key players remain sidelined for Real Madrid, including Federico Valverde who was injured on international duty and Luka Jovic who tested positive for coronavirus.
The biggest absentee is Sergio Ramos, who is set to miss Real’s next three matches after picking up a hamstring injury playing for Spain in the Nations League.
A number of players are doubts heading into the clash with Villarreal, including Eden Hazard, Casemiro and Raphael Varane.
Unai Emery’s side have had an impressive season so far and sit second in the table, two points behind Real Sociedad.
Jaume Costa, Juan Foyth and Alberto Moreno are all absent for Villarreal and Emery could decide to stick with the same starting XI who played against Getafe two weeks ago.
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Real Madrid in La Liga table Pos Team MP W D L GD Pts 1 Real Sociedad 9 6 2 1 16 20 2 Villarreal 9 5 3 1 4 18 3 Atletico Madrid 7 5 2 0 15 17 4 Real Madrid 8 5 1 2 5 16 5 Granada 8 4 2 2 -2 14
At this early stage of the season, only three points separate the top three teams in La Liga. Real Sociedad has taken an early lead at the summit, but leads by just two points over Villarreal.
Real Madrid has a game in hand over Real Sociedad, with Madrid especially confident of being able to make that extra game count in the race for the Spanish title.
The Clasico win over Barcelona puts the team in a great position over the teams most likely to end up as long-term title rivals, with Barca now down in eighth after playing seven games.
Real Madrid travels to Villarreal after the international break and have two more games before taking on local rivals Atletico Madrid on December 15 in what could be an early title decider.
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