Saturday, 19 February 2011

Week 24 Liga preview: RealMadrid v Levante

Real have won all 11 games at home this season but have been stuttering of late. Apart from their 4-1 defeat of Sociedad, they have not managed more than 1 goal in the past 5 liga games. Levante have been fluent, picking up three wins on the trot without conceding a goal.

Levante's most recent four games (Levante's score first)

1-0 Almeria
1-0 @ Villarreal
2-0 Hercules
1-4 @ Seville

Real Madrid 1 - 0 RCD Mallorca
Osasuna 1 - 0 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 4 - 1 Real Sociedad
RCD Espanyol 0 - 1 Real Madrid La Liga

Munua is not Levante's number one but has kept three clean sheets in a row for Levante since he returned to the first team three weeks ago. He had not played since week 3, starting the season with three negative FF scores in a row. However, his excellent run is of course largely owed to the defence in front of him. He has only had to make 7 saves in these three wins.

Realistically, Levante haven't got a prayer, but they have an inkling of hope in that Real are likely to field a weakened side ahead of their upcoming CL clash. They have little choice but to give Antonio Adan his home debut in La Liga with captain Iker Casillas suspended.

Adan was outstanding last week with 5 saves. Many came away from Real's meeting with Espanyol giving the Catalan's keeper Kameni the plaudits having made 9 saves to keep Los Blancos at bay.

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