NEWS STORY | 19/09/2021The Whites are aiming to pip Valencia to first place, and start the day in second position (9 pm CEST).
Valencia is always a tough place to go to and this will be the first of three games for Carlo Ancelotti’s side over the next seven days, when Madrid will host also Mallorca and Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabéu. Karim Benzema is in a rich vein of form - currently top scorer in the Primera División - and has found the net against Valencia in his last five meetings.
“The team is good physically and the players are prepared for a tough match”, said Ancelotti in the press conference ahead of the clash and the coach has named a squad of 22 players for the tough game in store on matchday five of LaLiga.
José Bordalás’s side have got off to a solid start and are yet to taste defeat. In attack, Carlos Soler has found the net on three occasions and provided two assists - Valencia have managed a total of nine goals and are the league’s second top scorers, behind Real Madrid (13). This all makes for a promising encounter with plenty of goals in store.