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MADRID, March 10 (Reuters) - Valencia will be looking to inflict further injury on a wounded Real Madrid when they host their Primera Liga rivals at the Mestalla on Saturday (kickoff 2100 GMT).

Real waved goodbye to their only realistic hope of a trophy this season when they went out to Arsenal in the Champions League and their only remaining aim is to finish ahead of Valencia to take second place to Barcelona in the title race.

The two teams are neck-and-neck in the standings with 51 points and victory for either side would give them an important edge in the battle to claim the all-important automatic spot in next season's Champions League.

"It is a very important game for us," Valencia midfielder David Albelda told Marca on Thursday. "There are three vital points at stake.

"They are in the same position as previous years in that they are not working together as a team, but they still possess the individual talent to win games."

Following the failure of the Real Madrid old guard to produce the goods against Arsenal, coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro might choose to start ringing the changes against Valencia.

Ronaldo's poor form could prompt him to give Italy striker Antonio Cassano another chance up front, while Brazilian forwards Julio Baptista and Robinho should return to the fray after being left out of the starting line-up against Arsenal.

Left back Roberto Carlos is suspended after picking up a booking in last week's 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid.


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What a time to meet them,low in morale,out of CL,infighting among teammates..lets show 'em how you do it.....lets kick some galacticass ....

Go Go Go Valencia!!!
 

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The most important match of the year. We need second place so that our players can get a rest and come back fit for pre season training. This is Flore's favorite type of game, where he likes to defend and hit them on the counter.
Im sure we will score since there is a big possibility that they will start Bravo :eekani:. Aimar is finally learning to take control and keep possession and Villa is goal-hungry. Plus, Baraja is back. Lets go for the kill!
 

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Valencia aim to take advantage of wounded RealSimon Baskett


MADRID, March 10 (Reuters) - Valencia will be looking to inflict further injury on a wounded Real Madrid when they host their Primera Liga rivals at the Mestalla on Saturday (kick-off 2100 GMT).

Real waved goodbye to their only realistic hope of a trophy this season when they went out to Arsenal in the Champions League and their only remaining aim is to finish ahead of Valencia to take second place to Barcelona in the title race.


The two teams are neck-and-neck in the standings with 51 points and victory for either side would give them an important edge in the battle to claim the all-important automatic spot in next season's Champions League.

'It is a very important game for us,' Valencia midfielder David Albelda told Marca on Thursday. 'There are three vital points at stake.

'They are in the same position as previous years in that they are not working together as a team, but they still possess the individual talent to win games.'

Following the failure of the Real Madrid old guard to produce the goods against Arsenal, coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro might choose to start ringing the changes against Valencia.

Ronaldo's poor form could prompt him to give Italy striker Antonio Cassano another chance up front, while Brazilian forwards Julio Baptista and Robinho should return to the fray after being left out of the starting line-up against Arsenal.

Left back Roberto Carlos is suspended after picking up a booking in last week's 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid.

MISSED CHANCE

Valencia missed their chance to stay clear of Real when they drew 0-0 with basement side Malaga last week but they are unbeaten in 15 matches and have had all week to prepare for the clash.

Leading striker David Villa, who scored when Valencia beat Real 2-1 at the Bernabeu earlier in the season, will be looking to add to his tally of 15 goals after going three games without finding the net.

Champions Barcelona, who are 10 points clear at the top, face a tricky trip to fourth-placed Osasuna on Sunday.
 

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I am in Valencia right now and I have bought a ticket for the game!
If there's any valenciano who will go to the game and want to meet me a couple of hours before to chat and teach me what we will be singing in the stadium,pm me please!
 

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Pathetic performance...

We desperately need a new CM instead of Baraja and a proper right winger.

When's Vicente coming back? Aimar and Villa are so isolated it's so bloody frustrating!
 

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Thank you Cañizares!!!
Oh man, that guy is amazing!

Well beside that a bad match, we should have won this one, Baraja looked didn't look to good troughout the whole match.

Well Madrid still have a game in the Camp Nou and our hopes for the 2nd place are still very realistic
 

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DonJuan21 said:
Thank you Cañizares!!!
Oh man, that guy is amazing!

Well beside that a bad match, we should have won this one, Baraja looked didn't look to good troughout the whole match.

Well Madrid still have a game in the Camp Nou and our hopes for the 2nd place are still very realistic
Yeah man, IMO he should be the starter in the WC, he's been incredible this season.

Once Vicente comes back, we'll start playing well because Aimar, Vicente and Villa are so lethal together, so yeah 2nd place is realistic but in order to challenge Barca, we need a world class right winger, CM and a good forward to be Villa's backup.
 

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We also need a left back. Why the Fu-ck did he take Aimar out????
Moretti is good but we need someone to be his back up, perhaps a more offensive fullback? Caneira can play there, what happened to him?

Aimar was poor tonight but we should've brought Aurelio for Regueiro and Mista for Angulo and pushed Aimar to the right...
 

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Yeah Canyete is da man! dodgy penalty in the first place anyway so faith intervened and made fatboy take the penalty :D

We sure miss Vicente..
It was a clear penalty IMO. It may have been a handball, wasn't deliberate though, but Canizares definately brought him down..
 

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MoMo said:
Aimar was poor tonight but we should've brought Aurelio for Regueiro and Mista for Angulo and pushed Aimar to the right...

Exactly my thoughts too! Even though Aimar made a mediocer match, overall. He did have some glimpses. You don't sub Aimar when you need a goal! As simple as that.
 

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No it wasn't a penalty. The foul from Canyete was clear but first of it was a handball, not deliberate but his hand was stretched out 90 degrees from his body. And the pass wasn't intended for Robinho but he was running for it and was just a couple of meters aside from Ronaldo so surely it should've been whissled for offside.
 

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You guys desperately need a good RW.
I can't believe how poor are both Angulo and Rufete. Simply abysmal.
Expected a better game from both sides tough.
 
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