REAL MADRID return to action following the coronavirus suspension with a clash against struggling Eibar.
Following Barcelona's victory last night, Los Blancos are in desperate need of three points as they look to keep pace with the Catalan giants at the top of the table.
The visitors meanwhile are looking nervously over their shoulder and are hovering just over the relegation places.
When is Real Madrid vs Eibar?
- Real Madrid will take on Eibar at 6.30pm TONIGHT, June 14.
- The game will be played without fans at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium.
- This is due to the Bernabeu being used to help COVID-19 relief efforts.
What live stream and TV channel is it on?
- All live games will be available on LaLigaTV to Sky TV customers.
- The 24/7 news channel launched earlier this year by the league and its UK broadcast partner Premier Sports.
How can I watch for free?
- There will be free coverage offered through the Premier Player streaming service.
- The streaming service will provide live matches as well as exclusive daily programming
- Sky subscribers will be able to activate the Premier Sports channel for free throughout June, but they will be charged a monthly fee of £5.99 from July.
What is the team news?
Thibaut Cortois will be back on the field after serving a temporary La Liga suspension just before games were called off due to the pandemic.
Dani Carvajel who was facing problems with consistency during the first part of the season is expected back.
Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane are expected in the centre, with Ramos sporting an impressive quarantine beard.
There is still speculation around who Zidane should start with Marco Asensio and Eden Hazard fighting to be fit, but Luka Jovic and Mariano Diaz are still injured.
KEEPING IT REAL
Barcelona got La Liga back underway last night with a bang – so now attention in the Spanish top-flight shifts to Los Blancos.
Real Madrid and Barca are battling it out in one of the closest title races in recent years, with the Catalan giants laying down a marker with that impressive victory on Saturday.
It took them less than two minutes to make their mark against Mallorca, before running amok to comfortably win 4-0.
That sets us up perfectly for Madrid's return to action as they host Eibar at the unfamiliar(ish) surroundings of the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.
Home to the reserve Castilla side, the 6000-seater stadium is being used while the club get started on early renovations to the iconic Bernabeu.
Could it play a part down the stretch? It remains to be seen, but the tiny ground is hardly an intimidating place to come and play.
Eibar were in horrid form before the Covid-19 lockdown having lost four of their last five.
When they met Real earlier in the campaign, they were battered 4-0 on home soil and face a huge task to get anything tonight as they look to stop an alarming slide down the table.
A victory for Madrid takes them to within three points of Barca once again, with a host of lower-half teams still to play this season.
It's going down to the wire – strap in for this one, where team news is imminent before kick-off at 6.30pm BST.
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