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Valencia-Real Madrid: all out for a fourth win on the road

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NEWS | 08/11/2020 | Javier Vázquez

The team heads to Mestalla on LaLiga match day nine (9:00pm CET).
With eight rounds of the domestic league gone and having played one match less, Real Madrid remain in a strong position near the top of the table. As they look to continue their positive start, they'll have to be at their best as they head into a tough fixture with Valencia at Mestalla tonight (9:00pm CET). Zidane's men's goal is none other than a fourth away win of the campaign so far.

The team have been faultless on the road to date, unbeaten in their five games away from the Alfredo Di Stéfano in LaLiga and the Champions League, with their next three matches coming away from home as well. Morale is sky high following the win over Inter just 5 days ago, which saw Sergio Ramos hit his 100th Real Madrid goal to set a personal best year in that regard - it was his 11th strike in 2020.


Proof of just how tough tonight's encounter will be can be found in their last visit to Mestalla, when Real Madrid needed a last-minute leveller to take a point. “Our strength lies in the team spirit and we want to produce a great performance against Valencia”, said Zidane in the pre-match press conference. The coach has named a squad of 20 players for the meeting.

Going into the match day, Valencia sit in thirteenth place in the league on 8 points. However, Javi Gracia's charges are one of the highest-scoring units in the competition with 11 already, topped by only Real Madrid, Real Sociedad and Atlético. Maxi Gómez is their key man in that department, opening the campaign with 3 strikes in his first four LaLiga games.