Girona vs Real Madrid: Ramos starts in strong Blancos team

first_imgWith three wins on the bounce secured, Real Madrid will look to make it four from four and seal their place in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey when they travel to Girona.Santiago Solari’s side downed their hosts 4-2 at home a week ago to put one foot firmly into the final rounds of the tournament.Eusebio Sacristan’s outfit have the chance to make history, however, and reach the last four for the first time ever. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? With a two-goal advantage, this should be a formality for Madrid – but the magic of the cup works in strange ways. Game Girona vs Real Madrid Date Thursday, January 31 Time 8:30pm GMT / 3:30pm ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream beIN Sports fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be streamed or broadcast. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Girona players Goalkeepers Bounou, Iraizoz Defenders  Juanpe, Espinosa, Muniesa, Ramalho, Alcala, Garcia, Porro Midfielders Pere Pons, Aleix Garcia, Granell, Douglas Luiz, Portu, Borja Garcia, Carnero, Valery Forwards Stuani, Lozano, Doumbia Girona starting XI: Iraizoz; Porro, Ramalho, Bernardo, Muniesa, Raúl Carnero; Granell, Douglas Luiz, Paik; Choco Lozano y Stuani. Position Real Madrid players Goalkeepers Courtois, Luca, Altube Defenders Carvajal, Varane, Marcelo, Nacho, Reguilon, Sanchez, Odriozola Midfielders Modric, Casemiro, Jaume, Ceballos, Valverde, Brahim, Isco, Asensio, Llorente Forwards Vazquez, Vinicius Jr, Cristo, Bale, Mariano Real Madrid starting XI: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Ceballos, Llorente; Benzema, Vinicius Jr, Vazquez.Betting & Match Odds Real Madrid are priced by bet365 at odds of 7/10 to take the win, while a draw is available at 16/5. Espanyol are also priced at 16/5.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more .Match Preview Luka Modric Real Madrid 2019With their chances of domestic success in La Liga slowly slipping away as champions Barcelona keep the gap at 10 points, the Copa del Rey is increasingly looking like Real Madrid’s best chance of silverware on home soil this season.Los Blancos already, to many, have one foot in the semi-finals, alongside the Blaugrana, Valencia and Real Betis, after they delivered a commanding 4-2 win over Girona last week.But Santiago Solari’s side will be wary of a prospective upset at the hands of their fellow top-flight hosts, despite holding a two-goal advantage.The visitors will be forced to contend without the presence of talismanic captain Sergio Ramos in defence, with the Spaniard having netted a double seven days ago to help his side to that win at the Santiago Bernabeu.Madrid have also slipped up against allegedly inferior opposition on multiple occasions this season, with a loss to Leganes still likely ringing in their ears.Girona could sniff a chance to write some history of their own as a result, with the club having never reached the last four in the history of the Copa del Ray.Eusebio Sacristan’s team haven’t taken any major scalps this season but nor have they disgraced themselves either, grinding out draws against both Barca and Atletico.They will be forced to do so without several key faces however, chief among them Johan Mojica. The Colombia international, who featured at the World Cup in Russia last year, remains among those injured for the hosts.last_img read more

Be a Cheese Whiz By Knowing the Most Popular Cheeses in Every State

first_img Say Cheese: Your Guide to the Most Popular Cheeses in America All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Editors’ Recommendations Learning About Finger Wrestling, Mountain Cheese, and More Fun from Germany London Opens World’s First Cheese Conveyor Belt Restaurant 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn Do you like cheese? We do, too. A lot. (Remember this grilled cheese? We do. Every day.) That’s why when we were told someone had delved into the age-old question “What is the most popular cheese in my home state?” we didn’t hesitate to tell them to go on.In the world we live in, sometimes it’s good to take a break from the heaviness around you and just enjoy something. These cheese facts are your enjoyment for the day. (Also, you can enter to win a KFC Colonel Sanders pool float, which is another way to truly enjoy life.)The data for this oh-so-important study was collected by the Nina Teicholz’ team (who also created the graphics). To get the data, they started by compiling a list of thirty different types of cheese. This, in and of itself seems like a good day at the office. Next, they ran those cheeses through Google Trends to see how often the word had been searched for. From there, it was a matter of narrowing down the geography and crunching the numbers.By the numbers, Parmigiano-Reggiano is the head cheese in the states, taking eight of the fifty, followed by Stilton (6), Muenster (5), and Feta (5). Cheez Whiz—which is not even real cheese—made the list. Twice, in Oklahoma and West Virginia. American cheese only made it on the list once, thanks to Rhode Island. In total, 22 different types of cheeses were named the favorites in different states.Regionally, the data is a little different. Stilton takes the wheel in both the West and the Midwest, while Parmigiano-Reggiano is the preferred curd of the South, and Mozzarella outpaces the others in the Northeast (which, curiously, includes both West Virginia and Virginia).While all this wonderful cheese knowledge is great, we do have to state we did have one qualm with the approach: we don’t think Google is the best indicator of cheese favoritism—while we love us some mozzarella, it’s doubtful we’ll ever google mozzarella. We already know and love it, we don’t need to google it. We would, however, google to learn about, say, Emmenthal cheese, a yellow medium-hard Swiss cheese.This leads us to our final point. Maybe—just maybe—those people in West Virginia and Oklahoma were googling Cheez Whiz to find out more about it, not because they wanted to put it on everything.last_img read more