Read a preview and watch a live stream of Espanyol vs Real Madrid in La Liga.
Where: Estadi Cornellà-El Prat.
When: Sunday 12 January, 18.00 GMT.
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It’s a huge clash in La Liga as title contenders Real Madrid travel to Catalonia to take on Espanyol and try and keep up with the league leaders.
It was first vs second on Saturday as Atletico Madrid and Barcelona battled it out for a 0-0 draw at the Vicente Calderon Stadium and it’s left Madrid five points adrift in third.
With both Atleti and Barca in such fine form it’s imperative that Carlo Ancelotti’s side take all three points from this tie and keep up the chase with their rivals.
There is a good chance however as the home side have been inconsistent this term, although they did triumph over Atletico at El Prat earlier in the season.
Manager Javier Aguirre will be watching from the stands for this tie after being sent from the touchline during the midweek defeat to Osasuna and incurring a four-match ban as a result.
David Lopez also picked up a thigh injury in that game and will be missing for this tie with Los Blancos, whilst captain Sergio Garcia is also absent due to suspension.
As for the visitors, their danger-man is clearly Ballon d’Or favourite Cristiano Ronaldo, who is top-scorer in the Spanish top tier with 20 strikes already this campaign.
Madrid will be without both Sami Khedira and Raphael Varane though as the pair have knee injuries.