10′ Kroos picks out Benzema in a small pocket of space on the left of the box and the forward goes for goal with a low shot towards the bottom-right corner. There’s no power on it though and it’s a comfortable save for Ledesma.
8′ SAVE! Vazquez plays a sloppy pass into midfield which Negredo collects and he picks out Lozano with a brilliant throughball. He takes the shot first time on the edge of the box, but Courtois Bioreports Newses it away.
6′ Madrid are keeping the ball well at the moment, but all of their possession is in front of Cadiz and they’re struggling to get forward. Modric tries to pick out Vinicius’ run but overhits it and it goes straight out of play.
4′ Varane switches play out to Vinicius on the left with a brilliant pass and he cuts inside to get away from Akapo. A heavy touch takes the ball away from him on the edge of the box and Fali comes across to clear it.
2′ OFF THE LINE! Kroos is caught on the ball after taking too long to clear Fernandez’s cross into the box from the right and Negredo runs onto it. He takes the shot on the turn and beats Courtois, but Ramos is covering and makes the clearance on the line.
1′ Negredo gets the game underway for Cadiz!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away.
Madrid are unbeaten in their last 12 LaLiga home games against Cadiz (W11 D1), scoring three goals per game shipping just once in each of their last five games in the competition.
Alvaro Cervera makes three changes to his team after their draw with Granada last time out. Negredo and Akapo both return from suspension after being sent off against Athletic Bilbao and come into the starting line-up. Fali is the other change.
Zinedine Zidane makes four changes to the side that beat Levante before the international break as he brings in Marcelo, Kroos, Isco and Vazquez. Mendy, Casemiro, Valverde and Asensio all drop to the bench.
CADIZ SUBS: Ivan Alejo, Alvaro Gimenez, David Gil, Jorge Pombo, Filip Malbasic, Jairo Izquierdo, Nano Mesa, Augusto Fernandez, Alberto Perea, Pedro Alcala, Jon Ander Garrido, Yann Bodiger.
CADIZ STARTING XI (4-4-2): Jeremias Ledesma; Carlos Akapo, Juan Cala, Fali, Alfonso Espino; Alex Fernandez, Jose Mari, Jens Jonsson, Salvi Sanchez; Alvaro Negredo, Anthony Lozano.
REAL MADRID SUBS: Marco Asensio, Luka Jovic, Federico Valverde, Lucas Canizares, Eder Militao, Casemiro, Andriy Lunin, Ferland Mendy, Rodrygo.
REAL MADRID STARTING XI (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Marcelo; Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Isco; Lucas Vazquez, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Madrid are yet to lose a game so far this season, winning their last three games after being held to a 0-0 draw in their opening game against Real Sociedad. They are currently unbeaten in 15 league games (W13 D2). As for Cadiz, they’ve lost just one of their first four matches (W2 D1), but both of their wins so far this campaign have come away from home.
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