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Gareth Bale is expected to start for Real Madrid against Deportivo La CorunaReuters

Real Madrid face a nerve-wracking final league game of the season against Deportivo La Coruna at the Riazor on 14 May.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 4pm BST. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 4 HD.

Overview

Goals from Faycal Fajr and Lucas helped Deportivo La Coruna to a 2-0 win at Villarreal on 8 May – the Galician outfit's first victory in seven league outings. The Riazor club have lost their last five encounters with Real Madrid, including a 5-0 thumping in the reverse fixture at the Santiago Bernabeu in January.

Laure (hip) and Juanfran Moreno (hamstring) are carrying knocks and are doubtful for the hosts, but Jonas Gutierrez (illness) should feature. Juan Dominguez and goalkeeper German Lux both remain sidelined through injuries.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace as Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-2 to stay one point behind Barcelona in the La Liga table. The capital club will clinch their first league title in four years if they beat Deportivo and Barcelona slip up against Granada.

Gareth Bale has recovered from a knee problem and is expected to start for the visitors, but Lucas Vasquez (knee) is ruled out.

What managers say

Victor Sanchez: "I dedicate staying up to the fans, who have had a bad time. The first goal [against Villarreal] was important because it gave us peace of mind and from there we worked well. We were fortunate they didn't score. Today we've had the luck and the success we've lacked in the past thanks to our defence, because today we showed great strength at the back."

Zinedine Zidane: "We have to keep adding points and then Granada have to play their game. We'll do the utmost to win ours. Now we're second there's only one game and anything can happen. You never know in football. We have to be aware of that and fight to the end. The first thing is to win our game. It won't be easy and we know it. As a player I never won there. There'll be rotation but we think only of Deportivo. Then there's 15 days to prepare for the Champions League Final. We'll fight until the last minute."

Form guide

  • Deportivo La Coruna: WLDLD
  • Last result: Villarreal 0-2 Deportivo La Coruna
  • Real Madrid (all competitions): WWWDW
  • Last result: Real Madrid 3-2 Valencia

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Deportivo La Coruna win: 11/1
  • Draw: 6/1
  • Real Madrid win: 2/11

Team news

Deportivo La Coruna possible XI: Manu; Pablo, Vergini, Vigaray, Suarez; Medran, Lacen, Gomez; Leon, Vasquez, Sarabia

Real Madrid possible XI: Navas; Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo