Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid on Saturday evening in what we expect to encounter a fiery match. Real Madrid will need to recover after they were thrashed by Seville team in mid week. They will also look to be at the top with rival, Barcelona.
Atletico Madrid will look to beat their neighbour for the second time after the two faced each other in the super cup. They have also picked form lately after a slow start to the season. They come into the derby match off the back of two back to back wins.
The match is set to kick off 7:45 pm Nigerian time at the Santiago Bernabau.
REAL MADRID- Isco will miss the game, also Marcelo will likely miss the game.
ATLETICO MADRID- Savic and Santiago Arias will both be unavailable through injury.
POTENTIAL LINE UPS
REAL MADRID- Courtois; Nacho, Ramos, Varane, Carvajal; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Asensio, Bale, Benzema.
ATHLETICO MADRID- Oblak; Hernandez, Godin, Gimenez, Juanfran; Lemar, Koke, Rodrigo, Saul; Costa, Griezman.
Full-Time: Real Madrid 0-0 Atletico Madrid
Ahmed Musa Wishes The Super Eagles Ahead 2019 AFCON In Egypt
As the super eagles are preparing to go to Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nation, AFCON 2019 that would be kicking off on the 21st of June, 2019. The super eagle forward, Ahmed Musa offers his wish, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The forward said that he wishes for all the super eagle’s player not to suffer an injury at the tournament.
He noted that the fitness of the player should be the paramount thing now ahead of the AFCON 2019, in which the super eagle would be playing against Burundi, the second day of the opening match.
Ahmed Musa is quoted saying that:
“It’s flattering to be appreciated for what you have done with your club before a major tournament like this (AFCON),” Musa told allnigeriasoccer.com.
“Now we are going for the Nations Cup and our prayer and expectations should be to be injury free.
“The players have worked hard to qualify the team for the Nations Cup so we hope that no one suffers any injury.”
Ndidi reacts to his speculated move to Manchester United
Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has said he is ‘flattered’ by the transfer speculation linking him with a summer move to Manchester United.
Ndidi who has been a top rated midfielder ranked as one of the best midfielders in the recently concluded Premiership season.
The Super Eagles midfielder’s consistent performances have seen him linked with a number of high profile moves this summer, with the likes of Man-U, Arsenal and Liverpool all reportedly interested in having him in their pay roll.
The 22-year-old is with the Nigerian national team in Egypt where the African Nations Cup (AFCON) is taking place.
Ndid who was voted behind Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil as one of the best midfielders with pass accuracy has been linked with a move away from Leicester in the coming weeks following a sensational season at the King Power Stadium.
He was an ever-present for the Foxes in the Premier League during the previous campaign with his combative midfield performances drawing plenty of praise from supporters and pundits alike.
Reacting to the rumours, Ndidi said his attention is on the African Mundial.
“I am flattered when hearing such a thing.
“I am focusing on AFCON with Nigeria now, and then pre-season with Leicester City. We have a great manager with ambition to compete with big clubs in the Premier League,” he told Goal.com.
Despite having what seemed to be an easy group in the competition, Ndidi warned that Nigeria could be shocked at the tournament as there are no minnows again in football.
Nigeria will begin their campaign with first-timer, Burundi.
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