Who's playing? Real Madrid kick off their 2017 La Liga action with an early Saturday clash against Granada. Sitting at the top of the table, Los Blancos will try to ignore some crucial absences up front, while making a run for yet another game without a loss. On the other side, and after finishing 2016 with only one win in their last 5 games, Granada will try to salvage at least one point in order to keep their chances of avoiding relegation alive.
What time? Saturday, January 7, at 04:00 PST/ 06:00 CST/ 07:00 EST/ 12:00 GMT/ 13:00 CEST
What stadium? Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, located in Madrid, will be the venue hosting this match. Los Blancos have won 18 of their last 21 home games, and haven't lost a game there since February 27, 2016.
On which channels?
In Spain: beIN Sports Connect España, beIN LaLiga
In the U.K.: Sky Sports 2/HD UK, NOW TV UK, Sky Go UK, SKY GO Extra
In the United States: beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A., fuboTV, beIN SPORTS USA
In Canada: beIN Sports Canada, fuboTV Canada, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada
This will be the 11th game between these teams in all competitions. Real Madrid have won nine of those games.
Granada's only win against Los Blancos took place in February, 2013, when Los Nazaríes defeated Real Madrid 1-0 thanks to an own goal by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid carries a six-game winning streak against Granada, outscoring the Andalucian side 19-2 in those meetings.
Real Madrid enters this game in high spirits and with a 37-game streak without a loss. Nevertheless, Los Blancos will have to live this match without Pepe, Gareth Bale and Lucas Vázquez due to injuries, while Sergio Ramos serves a one match ban.
On the other side of the pitch, Granada will have to make do without two crucial players: Mehdi Carcelá and Victorien Angban, who left the team to play for their National Teams in the 2017 AFCON. Former Barcelona wingman Isaac Cuenca is expected to start despite not being fully fit, while Dimitri Foulquier and Matthieu Saunier are injury doubts for coach Lucas Alcaraz.
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