Real Madrid is currently sitting in the third place of the La Liga table. Malaga’s La Liga fortunes haven’t been quite as nice. They currently are in the middle of the pack sitting in 10th place in the table.
Madrid super star acquisition Gareth Bale has been dealing with a “muscle strain” but has been included on the 21-man roster for Saturday’s game.
“He is available for tomorrow,” Carlo Ancelotti said, via ESPN FC. “The problem with Bale is that he didn’t play during the pre-season. I have three disc protrusions and they never gave me problems during my career.
“Tomorrow I want to give him some minutes because he needs to play, and do it with the team. Bale has nothing – just a muscle strain.”
Date: October 19
Start Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
Location: Madrid, Spain
Stadium: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
TV Info: BeIN Sport, BeIN Sport en Español
Live Stream: beIN Sport Play
This Malaga game is the first of a rough three-game stretch for Real Madrid. After this game they play Juventus in Champions League play, and then he plays Barcelona in the Classico.
“The players named for their national sides have returned in good condition,” Ancelotti said. “The team is ready to begin an important week – Malaga, Juventus and Barcelona. The team is focused and we will be trying to win.”
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