Valencia host Real Madrid at the Mestalla on Saturday night, and if Los Che are going to get points, they're going to need a big performance out of Sergio Canales. Just kidding! He's on loan from Madrid, and Valencia owe his parent club a couple million Euros if he plays. He's not even in the 18. Sofiane Feghouli takes his place in the team. Real Madrid will be going with a 4-3-3 instead of their normal 4-2-3-1, starting all of Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira and Lassana Diarra. Why they feel they need that in the center of the midfield against a Valencia team without Canales or Ever Banega, I'm not sure. Here are the lineups.
Valencia Lineup (4-2-3-1): Alves; Mathieu, Rami, Ruiz, Miguel; Albelda, Costa; Feghouli, Parejo, Alba; Soldado
Substitutes: Barraga, Aduriz, Pablo, Topal, Piatti, Guaita, Jonas
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Casillas; Marcelo, Ramos, Pepe, Arbeloa; Alonso, Diarra, Khedira; Ronaldo, Benzema, Özil
Substitutes: Adan, Albiol, Higuain, Altintop, Sahin, Granero, Callejon
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