Espanyol vs Real Madrid 2022/23: Team news, predicted line-ups & kick off time
Real Madrid face Espanyol on Sunday night with the aim of securing their third straight win at the start of their 2022-23 LaLiga campaign.
Espanyol beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the corresponding match last season, but they suffered a 4-0 defeat when they travelled to the Bernabéu in April.
Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.
Both Toni Kroos and Rodrygo missed last Saturday’s game against Celta but are back in contention this weekend.
Nacho and Vallejo seem to have had muscular problems in training and have not made the squad. Odriozola is not part of Ancelotti’s plans and is still looking for a way out.
📃 Squad list for Sunday’s match against Espanyol. Players NOT called up:
❌ Nacho, Vallejo & Odriozola. pic.twitter.com/G4P9apj02d
— Real Madrid News (@onlyrmcfnews) August 27, 2022
Real Madrid (4-3-3):
Carvajal — Militão — Alaba — Mendy
Modrić — Tchouaméni — Kroos
Valverde — Benzema — Vinicius
Gil — Calero — Cabrera — Olivian
Darder — Souza — Exposito
Puado — Joselu — Sanchez
Head-to-head results (Last Five Games)
Espanyol: 1 Win
Real Madrid: 4 Wins
Espanyol host reigning LaLiga champions Real Madrid in the Spanish top flight on Sunday night (28 August) at 22:00 CEST.