VALENCIA (Sporting Alert) — There was no Kaka in the Real Madrid squad for tonight’s Spanish La Liga clash with Valencia at Mestalla following his suspension.
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Kaka, who is said to be in talks with AC Milan about a possible return to the Serie A outfit, was sent off in the last game and the Brazilian was not available for selection.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain will lead the Real Madrid attack, with Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira, Angel di Maria and Mesut Ozil all included in the starting team as well.
Spanish striker Roberto Soldado will lead the Valencia attack, with Ever Banega, Jonas and Ricardo Costa all amongst the starters as well.
Valencia vs Real Madrid Team
Real Madrid (4-2-3-1) 1. Iker Casillas, 5. Fabio Coentrao, 18. Raul Albiol, 2. Raphael Varane, 17. Alvaro Arbeloa, 14. Xabi Alonso, 6. Sami Khedira, 7. Cristiano Ronaldo, 10. Mesut Ozil, 22. Angel Di Maria, 20. Gonzalo Higuain
(4-2-2) 1. Diego, 17. Andres Guardado, 18. Victor Ruiz, 4. Adil Rami, 20. Ricardo Costa, 24. Tino Costa, 5. Fernando Gago, 7. Jonas, 10. Ever Banega, 11. Pablo Piatti, 9. Roberto Soldado