Real Madrid vs Getafe Kicks off at 21:00 CET
Zinedine Zidane has surprised many people by naming Marvin Park as a starter and seemingly switching up Real Madrid‘s formation for their match against Getafe at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Tuesday night.
The Frenchman appears to have opted for a 3-4-3 system, with Ferland Mendy becoming a part of the back three and Marvin potentially playing at right wing-back.
This is a fixture that was supposed to take place on Matchday 1 but had to be rearranged due to Los Blancos‘ Champions League commitments at the end of last season.
Real Madrid find themselves on 43 points after 21 games, which is the same as Barcelona, while Atletico Madrid’s 2-2 draw at home to Celta Vigo on Monday night offered a glimmer of hope to those in the chasing pack that they could possibly be caught.
Getafe, meanwhile, have Real Madrid prodigy Take Kubo in their ranks and he is available to play, but star defender Djene Dakonam is out after picking up a red card against Sevilla last time out.
Real Madrid‘s starting XI: Thibaut Courtois; Nacho Fernandez, Raphael Varane, Ferland Mendy; Marvin Park, Casemiro, Luka Modric, Marcelo; Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Getafe‘s probable starting XI: Ruben Yanez; Damian Suarez, Erick Cabaco, Sofian Chakla, Mathias Olivera; Nemanja Maksimovic, Mauro Arambarri; Take Kubo, Carles Alena, Marc Cucurella; Jaime Mata.