Villarreal vs Real Madrid – LaLiga: Live score, lineups and updates

Villarreal vs Real Madrid LIVE: Unai Emery’s hosts look to continue surprise LaLiga title bid as Zinedine Zidane puts faith in patched up defence following spate of injuries

  • Second takes on fourth on Saturday as Villarreal host champions Real Madrid
  • Unai Emery’s Villarreal side have been one of the surprise packages this season
  • Real Madrid have made a stuttering start and are now contending with injuries
  • First choice defensive pair Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane both have issues  

Villarreal can add real weight to their LaLiga title bid as they look to knock off defending champions Real Madrid on Saturday.  

Unai Emery’s side, along with league leaders Real Sociedad, have been the surprise package of the season so far and welcome Zinedine Zidane’s side to El Madrigal full of confidence.

It has been a stuttering start to the campaign for Zidane and his players as they return to domestic action sat fourth in the standings. 

Follow Sportsmail’s KISHAN VAGHELA for all the LaLiga updates for Villarreal vs Real Madrid including score, lineups and updates. 

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A strong line-up named by Unai Emery, with Pau Torres and Gerard Moreno – who were both recently on Spain duty – getting the usual nod.

A start for Mariano Diaz in the absence of Karim Benzema, while Nacho will partner Raphael Varane in central defence.

The afternoon kick off in Spain pits second against fourth in the table, but not how you might expect.

Villarreal have been excellent so far under former Arsenal and PSG boss Unai Emery and sit behind only fellow surprise package Real Sociedad.

Things are not quite so rosy for Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid though, with the Frenchman without six members of his squad, including the spine of Sergio Ramos, Casemiro and Karim Benzema.

Madrid need the points as they sit fourth, so join me and find out if they can do so despite their injury crisis.

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