MADRID, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid face a difficult away game in Sevilla's Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Saturday night.
Jose Mourinho's side return from the international break with no injury worries, although Mourinho may consider resting players such as Gonzalo Higuain and Angel del Maria, who only returned to the Spanish capital after a transatlantic flight late on Wednesday.
Should Mourinho decide to rest the duo, it would give a chance to Karim Benzema, whose early season form has been disappointing. The striker has failed to score a goal in over 800 minutes of competitive football.
Jose Callejon could also start, although left back Fabio Coentrao is still out through suspension and Marcelo will continue on the left.
However, there is little doubt as to who will be the center of attention in the Pizjuan as Ronaldo pulls on a Real Madrid shirt for the first time since announcing he was "sad" a fortnight ago.
The striker issued a statement this week assuring that his commitment to the club is unchanged, but the fact is that Real Madrid have yet to issue any statement over the issue.
It is rumored that the club are prepared to offer him a new contract, but with Madrid fans upset over Ronaldo's attitudes and supporters of other clubs scornful of his attitude when he earns almost 10 million Euro a year in a country with 25 unemployment, he can expect a more hostile reception that usual from the Sevilla supporters.
Sevilla have traditionally been a tough team for Madrid to beat, although Mourinho's side have cruised to victory on their last two visits to the Sanchez Pizjuan.
Michel Gonzalez's side have had a decent start to the campaign and are currently unbeaten. Michel has said that he has worked to keep his players on their toes and that none of them know whether they will be playing or not.
One man who is almost certain to start is Alvaro Negredo, who has hit the net against his former club in recent fixtures and he will prove to be a handful for Madrid defenders, Pepe and former "Sevillista" Sergio Ramos.
Meanwhile Jesus Navas will look to use his pace to work Marcelo down the right flank.
Madrid are favorites for the points, but could kick off eight points behind Barcelona, who play earlier in Getafe, should that be the case pressure could be an important factor.