VALENCIA (Sporting Alert) — Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Angel di Maria will lead the Real Madrid attack in tonight’s Spanish La Liga clash with Valencia at Mestalla.

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There is no Gareth Bale, who is still recovering from a calf injury, but manager Carlo Ancelotti still have a very strong attacking formation for the away clash.

Also starting tonight are Manchester United targets Xabi Alonso and Luka Modric who starts in the center of the midfield, while Asier Illarramendi was left on the bench for this one.

Isco also starts, so too does defender Sergio Ramos.

Real Madrid are eight-points behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, who are both on 46 points and won their fixtures this week.


Real Madrid: 4-3-3 – 25. Diego Lopez 17. Alvaro Arbeloa 4. Sergio Ramos 18. Nacho 12. Marcelo 14. Xabi Alonso 19. Luka Modric 23. Isco 22. Angel di Maria 9. Karim Benzema 7. Cristiano Ronaldo
Subs: 1. Iker Casillas 15. Daniel Carvajal 16. Casemiro 20. Jese 21. Alvaro Morata 24. Asier Illarramendi 38. Diego Llorente

Valencia: 4-4-2 – 13. Vicente Guaita 12. Joao Pereira 5. Victor Ruiz 22. Jeremy Mathieu 14. Juan Bernat 6. Oriol Romeu 21. Daniel Parejo 8. Sofiane Feghouli 28. Cartabia Fede 2. Pablo Piatti 7. Jonas
Subs: 1. Diego Alves 10. Ever Banega 15. Javi Fuego 16. Paco Alcacer 18. Andres Guardado 20. Ricardo Costa 23. Sergio Canales


Walter Hoyos joins SportingAlert as contributor for Spanish football and the Spain national team. I like to travel, one of the favourite things on my list, but I also like to just spend time with family and friends when I am not covering football games. Hope to dump into some of my readers some day.

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