Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have the imperative to win today

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Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have the imperative to win today

There is no consistency in Real Madrid's games and results this season. In the last two weeks, the Blancos have been defeated by Cadiz and Shakhtar, who quickly lost their minds after the great victory in El Clásico.

However, the triumph over Barcelona was not a real turning point, because the Madrid great struggled in the second round of the Champions League and barely took a point away to Borussia Monchengladbach. Today against Huesca (14.00) there is no right to make a mistake.

At the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium in the 8th round, the team from the relegation zone is visiting them, which have no triumph after seven championship matches. The Azulgranas have scored just five goals and are leading the league in the number of draws (5).

The Royal Club simply has to win. Because the champion of Spain, with the ambition to defend and defend that title, must not allow Huesca and Cadiz to take away his points in a period of two weeks, even though the 14 points newcomer in the Primera is a result of great respect.

Missed players

Zinedine Zidane will not be able to count on Dani Carvajal, Alvaro Odriozola and Martin Odegaard. Luka Modric will get a chance from the start after two games in which he had the role of a reserve, while the French expert is considering the option to give Eden Hazard a chance from the first minute, which, if the scenario comes true, would be the first start this season.

Real and Huesca met once during 2018 and 2019, and Blancos did not win by more than a goal difference. Karim Benzema brought a victory to the club from the capital for the last time in the 89th minute, and before that the difference in the minimum was made by Gareth Bale's goal.

The champion of Spain must be careful against Huesca, which has managed to snatch points from Valencia since the start of the championship, that is, Atletico Madrid, which is visiting Osasuna in the 8th round, but only in its sixth league game (18.30).

And the most impressive detail is that Diego Simeone decided not to tire Luis Suarez and Saul Nigez a few days before the trip to Moscow for the match with Lokomotiv Moscow. Saul will skip Osasuna to avoid the potential risk of recurrence of the injury that drove him off the field in the previous four games.

Diego Costa, Šime Vrsaljko and Carrasco also did not arrive in Pamplona. Osasuna are playing hard, they have conceded only four goals in six games and Atletico could have difficulty breaking through the home team's defensive wall without the best, four-time scorer El Pistolero.

Joao Felix will have to show how good he is. The Portuguese knocked down Red Bull Leipzig with two goals at Wanda Metropolitan four days ago, and thus an excellent overture was made for the visit to the seventh-placed Primera team.