(Sporting Alert) — Real Madrid will seek to claim its eighth consecutive victory over Real Zaragoza when the two teams meet in the Spanish La Liga tonight.
Jose Mourinho side has been bang on form and are favorites to beat their struggling opponents who have not won in the last five matches in all competition.
Gonzalo Higuaín, José Callejón, Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric are all part of the starting team for Real Madrid, with Michael Essien starting in the holding position.
Ronaldo missed Portugal’s last World Cup qualifying game earlier this week because of suspension and so he’s rested and ready to go.
The likes of Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira, Xabi Alonso, Ángel Di María, who is back from injury and Karim Benzema all start on the substitutes bench.
Portugal international Hélder Postiga will lead the attack for Real Zaragoza.
Real Madrid were easy 4-0 winners when they last played Real Zaragoza.
Real Zaragoza vs Real Madrid Teams
Real Zaragoza:1. Roberto 19. Cristian Sapunaru 16. Glenn Loovens 4. Alvaro Gonzalez 21. Abraham 2. Jose Movilla 10. Apono 8. Edu Oriol 6. Rodri 11. Paco Montanes 9. Helder Postiga.
Subs: 13. Leo Franco 3. Javier Paredes 7. Henri Bienvenu 12. N’Dri Romaric 14. Jose Manuel Fernandez 15. Jose Mari 32. Victor Rodriguez
Real Madrid: Diego Lopez 17. Alvaro Arbeloa 4. Sergio Ramos 3. Pepe 12. Marcelo 15. Michael Essien 19. Luka Modric 7. Cristiano Ronaldo 8. Kaka 21. Jose Callejon 20. Gonzalo Higuain.
Subs: 13. Antonio Adan 6. Sami Khedira 9. Karim Benzema 10. Mesut Ozil 11. Ricardo Carvalho 14. Xabi Alonso 22. Angel di Maria