Real Madrid hosts Girona in a match that, although it may seem clear to locals, there is nothing further from reality. Those of Solari, in spite of arriving to gain 2-0 before the Seville in the Santiago Bernabéu, are not curdling a season at the height of what is expected of them. The Argentine coach returns to line up to Marcelo after the touch of attention of the last days, being relegated to the bench. Vinícius repeats as a starter with Lucas and Benzemá at the tip of the attack. Courtois plays in the goal: although it is the competition of Keylor Navas, the Puerto Rican is injured, so it is the turn of the Belgian.
Girona, on the other hand, come from a situation radically different from Real Madrid: the injection of morale that means winning a giant like Atlético de Madrid will surely influence the motivation and the game of Eusebio Sacristán. However, the rotations are abundant considering the next league commitment: Stuani, Portu, Bono, Pere Pons, Paik, Valery and Bernardo remain on the bench.