La Liga: Real Madrid vs. Valencia
Real Madrid trails FC Barcelona by four points at the top of La Liga standings and it is important that Los Blancos produce positive results when they face Valencia tonight at the Bernabeu.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side responded well to last weekend’s defeat to Barca by bouncing back to win 2-1 in Almeria in midweek. Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafael van der Vaart both scored on that game to keep their title hopes alive.
Meanwhile, Kaka is still not ready to return for the Spanish giants. The 27-year-old Brazilian midfielder has been absent since the second leg of Real’s Champions League last-16 tie with Lyon on March 10 due to a niggling pubis injury, and although there had been hopes he might be back this weekend, he is not part of Pellegrini’s 18-man squad against Los Che.
The match kicks-off at 21:00 CET (3:00 p.m. ET).
UPDATE: Final score Madrid 2-0 Valencia
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