The moment of truth has arrived. Everybody in Madrid is expecting Barcelona to lose in Valencia. Not even a draw is good enough at this stage, we need them to lose. Valencia are having their own problems at the moment with a run of poor results and will give everything at the Mestalla to beat Barca. If Barca avoid defeat, that's it, they are champions.
Despite floating around the relegation zone, Racing are actually coming off the back of two very impressive results, beating Depor 4-1 at the Riazor and claiming a 1-1 draw at home to high-flying Real Betis this afternoon. Racing are a decent team and their best players are Javi Guerrero, Anderson Silva, Regueiro and Benayoun. These guys can cause a lot of damage if given time and space to operate, so I really hope we don't take this team lightly.
Suspended trio Zidane, Samuel and Salgado return to the line-up.
P17 W14 D0 L3
% of points accumulated at Home: 82%
P16 W4 D2 L11
% of points accumulated on Road: 29%
18/12/04: Real Racing Club Santander 2-3 Real Madrid CF (Benayoun 24, Owen 35, Guerrero 51, Raúl 61, Zidane 90)
La Liga| Saturday| 7 May 2005| 20:00 CET| El Sardinero.
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