After a very poor start to the season, Valencia have found their way back into the top half mix after a scintillating vein of form that saw them undefeated since the first week of January. They last lost to Alaves in early January. Los Che will need another big win on Wednesday against Los Blancos if they put pressure on Getafe and finish in the final Champions League spot. Marcelino Toral and his men will be high on confidence after the victory over top 4 rival Sevilla over the weekend.
A couple of weeks ago, it was doom and gloom in the Real Madrid dugout after the Los Blancos crashed out of the UEFA Champions League against Ajax at the Santiago Bernabeu despite holding a 2-1 lead against their opponents. Fast forward to the present, the dressing room is buzzing after the return of former manager and Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane. Zidane has started his second managerial reign for Real Madrid majestically with two wins out of the two matches. The Frenchman will need his men to produce another good performance if they are to push for the second spot and if possible for the title.
The first meeting between the sides ended with Real Madrid winning 2-0 at home courtesy of Lucas Vasquez and an own goal from Daniel Wass.
Date: 3rd April 2019
Time: 21:30 (local time), 01:00 (IST)
Venue: Mestalla, Valencia
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The attacking midfielder has been in a rich vein of goalscoring form this season in the league. The 29-year old is the team's leading scorer in the league with nine goals and will be looking to add one more against the Los Blancos.
The return of Zinedine Zidane has seen a resurgent Isco. The Spanish midfielder has scored in both the fixtures since the arrival of the former manager. Isco is likely to play a crucial role against Valencia in the upcoming fixture.
Published 01 Apr 2019, 20:44 IST