Champions League holders Real Madrid entertains Girona in the first leg of the Copa Del Rey Cup both sides eager to take advantage as they bid to storm the quarterfinals of the cup competition.
Real Madrid will be particularly eager to take advantage of their home support to down stubborn Girona side who come knocking at their doorstep and bag the crucial first-leg advantage.
The Los Blancos head into the match buoyed by their 2-0 win over Sevilla at their backyard in their last La Liga encounter and they will be hoping for more of the same against the visitors.
Santiago Solari charges head into the match having registered mixed results in their last five matches managing three wins and suffered two defeats heading into their match and their manager will be keen to see his charges produce more consistent results.
The home side will be counting on their youthful squad to get the job done and sink the unpredictable visitors.
Girona head into Real Madrid hoping to stage an upset and bag a historic victory in the cup competition in what will prove to be an uphill task.
Girona goes into the clash hoping to bounce back from of their disappointing 3-2 defeat away to Real Betis and sneak away with a vital first-leg advantage in the cup competition.
The visitors will take encouragement from their 4th round elimination of German giants Atletico Madrid to fire them past their hosts.
The vis, however, heads into the clash in a super mediocre form in their last five matches failing to register a single win, suffering one dfeat and registering four draws in thie other four matches.
Real Madrid will be counting on speedy Brazillian Wineger Vinicius to fire them past their vistors who will be keen to keep things quiet at the back.
Head to Head
Real Madrid has won two while Girona has won one of the last three matches between the two sides.
Real Madrid win