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FC Barcelona presented on Tuesday evening, so Real Madrid must follow suit again: In the championship fight in Spain’s La Liga, the record champion from the Spanish capital is under pressure again on Thursday evening when it comes to Valencia CF at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.
Real Madrid are known to finish the rest of the season in the small stadium on the training ground, as the time-honored Bernabeu is being renovated. The premiere against the SD Eibar was immediately successful, at the weekend Real Madrid won 3-1 against the Basques in Di Stefano. Now there is the second home game in a row in the training stadium.
While Madrid got off to a good start, opponents Valencia went in their pants: In the derby against UD Levante there was only a 1-1 draw – the equalizer of the Granotas was, to make matters worse, even in stoppage time by penalty.
A setback for Valencia in the fight for participation in the Champions League. Due to the mistake in the home game, Valencia is under a bit more pressure to take points when visiting Madrid – just like Real, who is five points behind the arch rivals due to Barcelona’s 2-0 victory over Leganes and in the fight for the title must follow suit.
There is an exciting duel in Di Stefano when the second in the table meets the eighth. When Real Madrid vs. Valencia reveals a look at the odds that the royal are not surprisingly favorites.
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Real Madrid :
Serious for a half, spared in the other – this is how Real Madrid’s first appearance in Alfredo Di Stefano against the SD Eibar can be summarized. Real won 3: 1, but after the 3: 0 break they took it easy in round two, did only the bare essentials – protection was on the agenda.
He didn’t take that badly of his team – no wonder, after all, there is an average of one game every three days in La Liga. Already on Thursday you have to face Valencia again – a more difficult opponent than the small team from the Basque Country.
The tightly timed game plan takes its toll after the start: Both Marcelo and Gareth Bale complained about muscular problems after the game against Eibar, and right-back Dani Carvajal sprained his ankle. All three players are on the brink against Valencia.
Since Nacho Fernandez and Lucas Vazquez (both muscle injuries) are also not operational, the Real players run out for the right-back position. It is quite possible that either Ferland Mendy – should Marcelo get fit – will act on the right, or that central defender Eder Militao will help out in this position.
Against Eibar, Mendy moved into this position during the game, Zidane explained his move as follows: “Carvajal was in pain and Ferland has played in this position in the past, if not with us. He has no problem playing with his right foot. ”
Regarding the short regeneration time before the game against Valencia, Zidane said: “There is nothing we can do about it, the calendar is like that. We have a large squad for this and will need everyone. It’s good that we can change five times. We now have to regenerate well. But despite these injuries, Real is obviously the favorite for the win on Thursday , anything else would be a surprise.
The Valencia CF also suffer from injury problems in a certain position, with “Los Che” it is the central defense. Ezequiel Garay is out with the cruciate ligament rupture for the rest of the season, Eliaquim Mangala and Gabriel Paulista are working on muscle injuries.
Valencia are missing three regular defenders, which is why the derby against Levante (1-1) youngster Hugo Guillamon from the second team was used from the start.
The 20-year-old even did a good job on the defensive, but his barely older partner Mouctar Diakhaby (23) made a mistake in the 95th minute when he caused an unnecessary penalty that led to Levante’s equalization and thus to a bitter loss of points Valencia’s seconds before the end.
The draw was a blow to the neck for Valencia and a setback in the fight for the Champions League. Participation in the premier class is the declared goal. Sitting in eighth place, Valencia threatens to miss it. After all, the gap to fourth place that Real Sociedad currently holds is only for points, because the entire competition also loses points.
Getafe could not win either of the two previous games after the re-start (1: 2 and 0: 0), Atletico (1: 1 in Bilbao) and Real Sociedad (1: 1 against Osasuna) also failed their opening games. So the race for the Champions League remains extremely exciting, but Valencia has to slowly win again, otherwise the team of Albert Celades threatens to lose the connection.
There have been two draws in a row against the small middle-class clubs Levante and Alaves, against whom victories are compulsory, only one of the last six games has been won – Valencia’s latest form is anything but good.
Real Madrid vs Valencia head to head matches
08.01.20 SC Valencia Real Madrid 1 : 3
15.12.19 LL Valencia Real Madrid 1 : 1
03.04.19 LL Valencia Real Madrid 2 : 1
01.12.18 LL Real Madrid Valencia 2 : 0
27.01.18 LL Valencia Real Madrid 1 : 4