Fresh from their Champions League success, Real Madrid return to La Liga action with a potentially tricky game at home to Valencia on May 8 at 11 a.m. EST. They desperately need the win to keep up the pace with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the top. Can they get it? Click for the live stream and find out!
It’s a three-horse race in La Liga, with Real Madrid chasing Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga. There’s only a one point difference between the top three, so Los Blancos know that nothing but a win against Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu on May 8 will do. Click down for the live stream to watch all the action unfold!
Real Madrid achieved their goal this season by reaching the Champions League final. By beating Manchester City 1-0 on aggregate they will now face off against their title rivals Atletico Madrid, who saw off Bayern Munich. But they can’t allow a Champions League celebration hangover to get in their way of their domestic action.
The bonus for Real in that game though was the return of Cristiano Ronaldo from injury. The Portuguese hunk didn’t have the best of games, but his presence is enough to shake up his opponents. There’s no doubt he will like to add to his 47 goals this season, and get his team the win needed.
But Valencia is no pushovers. Sure they don’t boast the talents of Neymar, Luis Suarez or Lionel Messi, but they have playmaker Andre Gomes who can unlock the most stubborn of defenses. He will have to be closely watched if Real want to get anything from this one.
These two giants played out a thrilling game on Jan. 3 in their previous match. It was action-packed, with Valencia playing the game with 10 men after having a player sent off. But they still managed to rescue a 2-2 draw to earn a point.
With Real Madrid now focused on the matter in hand, which is chasing down Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the top after getting to that Champions League final, they should have enough in the tank for the win.
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