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Alonso could feature against Sevilla

29 October 2013 16:13

Carlo Ancelotti is hopeful Xabi Alonso will be able to play some part in Real Madrid's fixture with Sevilla on Wednesday.

The Spain international has yet to feature for the Liga giants this season, after undergoing surgery on groin and foot injuries.

But the 31-year-old has stepped up his recovery in training, and Ancelotti says he could be in line for a place among the substitutes.

"He is available," the Italian said. "He is training with the team and I think tomorrow he may start on the bench and try to give him minutes on the pitch.

"He has all the quality to help the team to play better. He has experience, quality and a good attitude.

"He is a very important player for us."

Asier Illarramendi arrived from Real Sociedad in the close-season, and the midfielder is normally employed in a deeper role similar to that of Alonso.

And Ancelotti conceded it would be difficult to utilise both players in his starting XI.

He added: "Illarramendi played well against Barcelona because he worked hard and recovered many balls.

"Clearly he is good on the ball and has the same characteristics of Xabi Alonso.

"Alonso's presence can help us improve, but it's hard to play (them) together with our 4-3-3 (system)."

Real are looking to bounce back quickly from Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Barcelona in El Clasico, and Ancelotti called on his charges to show more intensity against Sevilla.

"We are very close to the game we're trying to play," he continued. "Against Barcelona we lacked continuity.

"In the second half we had control of the game and played with intensity. You have to play every minute with the same intensity."

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7 - 3

Competition
Primera División
Date
30 October 2013
Game week
11
Kick-off
22:00
Half-time
3 - 2
Full-time
7 - 3
Venue
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance
66836

Goals

G. Bale 14'
(assist by K. Benzema) 
1 - 0
G. Bale 27'  
2 - 0
Cristiano Ronaldo (PG) 32'  
3 - 0
3 - 1
38' I. Rakitić (PG)
3 - 2
40' C. Bacca
 (assist by Jairo Samperio)
K. Benzema 53'
(assist by G. Bale) 
4 - 2
Cristiano Ronaldo 60'
(assist by G. Bale) 
5 - 2
5 - 3
63' I. Rakitić
 (assist by D. Perotti)
Cristiano Ronaldo 71'
(assist by K. Benzema) 
6 - 3
K. Benzema 80'
(assist by Marcelo) 
7 - 3

Lineups

# Player Bookings
25
4 37'
17 65'
12
2
6 66'
11 14' 27'
24
23
7 32' 60' 71'
9 53' 80'
Coach: C. Ancelotti
# Player Bookings
13
3
21
6
5
32 25'
22 59' 76'
11 38' 63' 74'
20
17
9 40'
Coach: Unai Emery

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
14
19
22
1
3
15
21
# Player Bookings
10 90+3'
18
19
1
4
12
23

Saturday 23 August

20:33
20:31
20:10
20:01
19:54
19:47
19:40
19:33
19:26
19:25
19:19
19:13
19:04
19:00
18:52
18:03
18:00
18:00
17:59
17:52
17:51
17:21
17:02
16:44
16:33
16:25
15:41
14:58
14:51
14:11
14:02
13:21
12:19
12:01
11:04
11:00
10:44
10:07
06:55
06:52
06:42
05:59
05:49
05:05
03:07
03:04
02:19
02:13
00:22
00:18

Friday 22 August

23:32
23:26
22:34
22:27
22:22
21:53
20:46
20:46
19:44
18:41
18:27
18:25
18:01
17:56
17:33
17:29
17:27
17:17
17:02
16:37
16:28
16:03
15:25
15:22
15:05
14:09
14:00
13:33
13:31
12:23
12:16
11:57
11:54
11:26
10:50
10:24
09:52
09:31
09:29
07:24
06:18
05:29
04:47
03:50
03:20
02:46
02:35
00:13

Thursday 21 August

23:44
23:38
23:04
22:36
22:27
22:19
21:48
21:40
21:34
20:55
20:27
20:17
20:11
20:10
20:04
19:39
18:49
18:23
18:11
18:08
17:53
17:38
17:35
17:21
17:08
16:57
16:57
16:46
16:41
16:26
16:19
16:09
16:09
15:59
15:48
15:42
15:22
14:38
14:26
14:04
13:34
13:27
13:05
12:57
12:55
12:54
12:20
11:25
10:58
10:48
10:11
10:04
09:45
09:41
08:34
08:18
07:12
07:06
06:33
06:00
05:59
05:58
05:52
05:38
04:33
04:32
04:03
03:38
03:10
00:59

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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