Valencia is the 2019 Copa del Rey champion, while Madrid is ranked third in 2018/19 La Liga. Barcelona came up with the 2018/19 La Liga championship status and 2018/19 Copa del Rey runners-up, while Atletico were 2018/19 La Liga runners-up.
Valencia and Madrid have met in La Liga this season, in the 17th week. The match at Mestalla, which was held on December 16, 2019, ended in a draw. Valencia took the lead through Carlos Soler’s 78th-minute goal, and Madrid equalized through Karim Benzema’s 90 + 5-minute goal. Madrid’s goal was created one of them thanks to the help of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who went up when his team got a corner kick at the end of the fight.
This meeting will be a little different. Besides being held at a neutral venue, far away in Jeddah, Madrid also did not bring all its players. Zinedine Zidane’s coach did not include Benzema, Gareth Bale, and Eden Hazard in his squad. However, Marcelo and James Rodriguez can join after recovering from injuries.
Unlike Madrid, coach Albert Celades from the stronghold of Valencia brought full power to Saudi Arabia. That includes Cristiano Piccini, Goncalo Guedes, Rodrigo Moreno and Lee Kang-in who are injured.
In La Liga last weekend, Valencia and Madrid together through their first match in 2020 with a win. Valencia won 1-0 at Eibar through Maxi Gomez’s first goal in the first half. Meanwhile, Madrid won 3-0 over host Getafe through a pair of Raphael Varane goals and a Luka Modric goal and equaled Barcelona’s 40 points at the top.
Valencia and Madrid are both in a pretty convincing performance. This duel can be tight. Who will come out victorious, and face either Barcelona or Atletico Madrid in the final?
Valencia vs. Real Madrid Match Info
Match date: 8th January 2020
Kick-Off: 7:00 pm (UK Time)
Stadium: King Abdullah Sports City Stadium
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