But here, La Real won't look much like, well, La Real. Suspended, leading forward Carlos Vela will be missing. So too will strikers Jonathas and Imanol Agirretxe. Key centre-back Inigo Martinez is also out. "It's a pity we will be without [those players] but that doesn't take away any of our keenness, " said Eusebio on Friday. Though La Real's boss is obliged to say as much, he'll also know his side has little on the line here. Twelfth in the table, safe with 42 points, Real Sociedad sit right in the middle of La Liga's we-don't-have-anything-left-to-play-for bunch, the threat of relegation gone but European places too far away.
"As far as we are concerned there is no lack of desire and determination to compete to our best level, " added Eusebio, refuting such a suggestion. "There is always a lot to play for. "Saying it doesn't make it true, though. Match DetailsDate: Saturday, April 30Time: 3 p. m. BST/10 a. EDT/4 p. localVenue: Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastian, SpainTV Info: Sky Sports (UK—delayed broadcast), beIN Sports (U. S.
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"Typically Madrid would like their chances of doing so and overwhelming the Basques, but for this clash, Zidane and Co. are heading north well below full strength. Indeed, both Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will be absent because of injury and are in a race against time to be fit for Wednesday's crucial second leg against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League. Also missing will be Toni Kroos (rested), while Zidane is expected to rotate as well. As such, Gareth Bale looks a little like a lone soldier for this one, just as he did last time out against Rayo. The encouraging part? That went pretty well.
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Real Sociedad vs. Real Madrid: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV InfoGonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty ImagesSo Take 3, then. After consecutive matchdays in which La Liga's trio of contenders have all gone at it in this suddenly juicy title race, one after another in frenetic strings of back-to-back-to-back affairs, here we are once more, ready to do it all over again for a third time in 10 days. On Saturday, Real Madrid start it all off in the afternoon's earliest kick-off, just as they did last weekend against Rayo Vallecano. This time, Madrid's opponents are Real Sociedad at Anoeta, and soon afterward Atletico Madrid will play host to Rayo before Barcelona tackle Real Betis in Seville.
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