Athletic Club vs Real Madrid 2022/23: Team news, predicted line-ups & kick off time
After a week of topsy-turvy cup competition football, Real Madrid are back in LaLiga action on Sunday where they’ll face Athletic Club at the San Mames.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men lost their last league game, suffering a 2-1 defeat to Villarreal on January 7. The Spanish champions will look to turn things around and keep the pressure on Barcelona who have a three point advantage over the Merengues.
Athletic Club also lost their last league game, having fallen to a 3-1 defeat at the hand of their city rivals Real Sociedad.
Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.
Carlo Ancelotti will be without the services of Dani Carvajal, David Alaba, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Eden Hazard and Lucas Vazquez who are all nursing injuries. Luka Modric is back in the squad after being rested in midweek.
As for Athletic, they’ll be without the services of Yeray Alvarez who’s suspended. Inigo Martinez is also a doubt.
📋 Squad list for Sunday’s match against Athletic Club.
❌ Players NOT called up: Alaba, Tchouaméni, Carvajal, Hazard and Lucas Vazquez. pic.twitter.com/32Pz64bh8W
— Real Madrid News (@onlyrmcfnews) January 21, 2023
Real Madrid (4-3-3):
Nacho — Militao — Rüdiger — Mendy
Modric — Kroos — Camavinga
Valverde — Benzema — Vinicius
Athletic Club (4-2-3-1):
De Marcos — Paredes — Vivian — Yuri
D. Garcia — Vesga
I. Williams — Sancet — N. Williams
Head-to-head results (Last Five Games)
Athletic Club: 1 Win
Real Madrid: 4 wins
Athletic Club host Real Madrid in the Spanish top flight on Sunday night (22 January) at 21:00 CET.