The reason is simple, Pochettino not really have a surefire formula for escape velocity meredan, dribel fantastic, and instinct bomber from Portugal who this season has scored seven goals in La Liga it.
Since starting his career as coach of Espanyol in late January 2009, Pochettino already met five times Real Madrid. Four of them when Los Blancos confirmed by CR7.
The result? Espanyol always lose. Note the etched was quite embarrassing, which conceded a dozen without ever scoring a goal. Public northern city of Barcelona, which is the base of supporters Espanyol, Real Madrid was nicknamed as La Bestia Negra aka Monster Black for Pochettino.
Problem Ronaldo? Former Manchester United winger scored each time a pair of goals and assists against Espanyol. It is clear that Pochettino not have a potent antidote to face Ronaldo and Real Madrid at the time.
Moreover, the host will not appear in the best power. Suppose an appeal over red card when Walter Pandiani contra Levante 1-3 defeat at the end of last week was successful and the Uruguayan bomber could perform. However, Espanyol still vulnerable because central defender Jordi Amat been ruled out due to red card the same dipartai.
That way, it is reasonable awaits the final results will favor the visitors. Tuah Cornella-El Prat, where Los Periquitos swept a pair of home matches in La Liga, will stop.
Moreover, Real Madrid is not just Ronaldo. There is still Kaka, Brazilian attacking midfielder who was rediscovering his resurrection. Kaka scored one goal and recorded two assists against Espanyol.
Head to head Espanyol vs Real Madrid:
February 14, 2011 (LL) RCD Espanyol 0-1 Real Madrid
September 22, 2010 (LL) Real Madrid 3-0 RCD Espanyol
February 7, 2010 (LL) Real Madrid 3-0 RCD Espanyol
September 13, 2009 (LL) RCD Espanyol 0-3 Real Madrid
March 1, 2009 (LL) RCD Espanyol 0-2 Real Madrid
Espanyol last five games:
September 25, 2011 (LL) Levante UD 3-1 RCD Espanyol
September 23, 2011 (LL) RCD Espanyol 1-0 Getafe
September 18, 2011 (LL) Real Zaragoza 2-1 RCD Espanyol
September 12, 2011 (LL) RCD Espanyol 2-1 Athletic Bilbao
Aug 28, 2011 (LL) RCD Mallorca 1-0 RCD Espanyol
Real Madrid's last five games:
September 28, 2011 (LC) Real Madrid 3-0 Ajax Amsterdam
September 25, 2011 (LL) Real Madrid 6-2 Rayo Vallecano
September 22, 2011 (LL) Racing Santander 0-0 Real Madrid
September 19, 2011 (LL) UD Levante 1-0 Real Madrid
September 15, 2011 (LC) Dinamo Zagreb 0-1 Real Madrid
Predicted structure and formation Espanyol vs Real Madrid player:
Espanyol (4-2-3-1): Alvarez, J. Lopez, Forlin, Moreno, Didac, S. Garcia, Verdu, Pandiani, Baena, J. Marquez, Thievy
Reserves: Casilla, Rodriguez, R. Fonte, Alvaro, Romaric, Galan, Weiss.
Real Madrid (4-2-3-1): Casillas, Marcelo Carvalho, Varane, S. Ramos, X. Alonso, Khedira, Ronaldo, Oezil, Kaka, Benzema.
Reserves: Adan, Granero, Altintop, Arbeloa, Albiol, Higuan, Lass.
Prediction score of the match Espanyol vs Real Madrid by ZonaFootball: Real Madrid are likely to play a draw against Espanyol with a score ... Espanyol 1-2 Real Madrid.