The games continue to arrive thick and fast all across Europe and on Sunday, as many as four matches will be played as part of Matchday 5 of the 2021/22 La Liga season. The proceedings on the day will come to an end at the Mestalla, where Valencia will play hosts to Real Madrid.
Valencia appear to be making some definitive progress under the tutelage of Jose Bordalas, having won three of their first four games to get into the top four early in the campaign. The USP of the team is quickly becoming a Bordalas trademark, having added a lot of resilience to their defensive product.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, have also begun life under a new manager this season, with Carlo Ancelotti adding a lot of verve to the team’s display. Like Valencia, Los Blancos have won three and drawn one of their four La Liga games so far, which has helped them remain among the better teams in the division. And most recently, Real Madrid grabbed a 1-0 win over Inter Milan in their UEFA Champions League opener.
Valencia CF Starting XI –
Real Madrid Starting XI –