Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid.
Deco's absence will be a big blow, but we'll have a good replacement in Andrés Iniesta. With Márquez returning from suspension, his presence
in midfield will be crucial for this game. Carles Puyol is recovering from injury, but I'm 99% sure he that he will start roud:
Under Vanderlei Luxemburgo, Real Madrid have a adopted a more defensive style, but nothing can cover up their joke of a backline. With Samuel and Guti out, Real Madrid will be really stretched and their weak back line has to exploited by Eto'o and company. Xavi's form as of late hasn't been very good, but a good showing by him will be essential against Madrid, and he never lets us down on the big occasion :shades:
I'm sure that the tie against Betis will work in our favour and motivate our squad as the game gets closer. If you remember, Real Madrid beat Albacete 6-1 at home and were "confident" of beating us at the Camp Nou. We all knew what happened there :shades:
If we keep possession and show hunger, I'm confident we can get the 3 points. Real Madrid's performance against Albacete was a pleasure to watch and I'm sure we can take advantage of Beckham's return to the first team.
It's time to win La Liga! :fero: