Los Blancos return to action when Real visit Valladolid in the Spanish League.
Real Madrid visit Real Valladolid in José Zorilla during their return to La Liga in a bid to regain first place in the table.
Having played 14 matches, Carlo Ancelotti’s team has accumulated 35 points, two fewer than what Barcelona achieved. The victory will take Real Madrid to the top of the table, at least temporarily, as Barcelona will play its match tomorrow against Espanyol.
Karim Benzema missed the World Cup due to injury, but has since managed to regain full fitness, playing 30 and 45 minutes in friendlies against Leganés and Getafe respectively. We can expect him to start tonight.
After not playing in La Liga the previous season, Real Valladolid managed to play better than many could have expected, picking up 17 points from 14 games to finish 15th in the table. Tonight’s win would take them straight to 10th place.
Possible formations for Real Valladolid against Real Madrid
Real Valladolid XI (4-2-3-1): Masip. Fresinda, c. VernAndesstanchezSquare Cake Perez, Aguado; a. Sanchez, Plano, Mesa; Wiseman
Real Madrid XI (4-3-3): Courtois. Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Valverde, Kroos, Ceballos; Asensio, Vin. Son, Benzema
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Real Madrid next matches
The white team will visit CP Caserinho in the Copa del Rey last-32 on Tuesday 3 January, followed by a trip to Villarreal on Saturday 7 January.
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