Valencia and Real Madrid seek to be the new leader of the Santander League, overtaking a Atlético de Madrid who slept first despite his poor draw in the Metropolitan, against Athletic Bilbao. The white team visits Mestalla and Carlo Ancelotti has opted for an official eleven in which the presence of Eden Hazard, who will start a game of great importance despite the fact that we are only in matchday 5 of the championship.
In goal, Ancelotti plays it safe and bets again on Thibaut Courtois, that comes with confidence through the roof after being the great hero, along with Rodrygo, in the victory of Real Madrid against Inter Milan in the Champions League. The Belgian goalkeeper will be escorted by a line of four men, in which the great novelty is presented on the left side.
Nacho He is the one chosen by Ancelotti and will act as the man of reference in the left-handed wing of the Madrid defense. As a central pair, Alaba and Militao They have a new opportunity to demonstrate their quality and increasing complementarity. On the right wing Dani carvajal It will continue to be competitive and a remarkable argument for Madrid in all respects.
Already in the center of the field, housemiro it is the anchor again. Irreplaceable for Ancelotti, the international for Brazil will be escorted inside by Faith Valverde and Luka Modric, which does not rotate. Camavinga, despite his first two great performances, remains on the bench from the start.
The attack line will make a difference in a give-and-take match and in it, Karim Benzema sets the tone from the center forward position. French is the reference of Real Madrid and next to him are Vinicius Junior, which comes in a streak, and Eden Hazard, which completes a front of apparent guarantees to look for the three points in Mestalla.