09/19/2021 at 2:00 PM CEST
José Bordalás’ Valencia receives Real Madrid on the fifth day of LaLiga with the same number of points. Despite the few reinforcements that the club ché has been able to make, Mestalla’s team has three victories and a draw at the start of the season, the same results as Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid at the start of the day.
The Valencians, who They have started a new stage with the former Getafe coach, are the team with the lowest average age in the tournament with 25.5 years, just ahead of FC Barcelona (25.8) and Real Sociedad (26.2). The defensive solidity and the great moment of players like Carlos Soler or Daniel Wass make Valencia one of the most demanding rivals in the category.
Real Madrid, for their part, comes in great dynamics after defeating Inter by the minimum at Giuseppe Meazza and starting the 2021/22 edition of the Champions League on the right foot. With Vinicius and Karim Benzema as great offensive referents and the return of a coach as special as Carlo Ancelotti, illusion has returned to the Santiago Bernabéu after a blank year.
Mestalla, a hostile territory
Carlo Ancelotti’s team visits one of the worst fiefdoms in recent years. They have only achieved one victory in the last four visits: one win, two draws and one loss. To make matters worse, the coach has a special motivation, because Real Madrid is one of the teams that he has never beaten from his time at Getafe.
Valencians are excited about this new stage of the club, with José Bordalás at the head of the sports project. The starting point, at the very least, is especially positive: They add three victories and 10 points out of 12 possible, something that raises them to the privileged area of the table, with the same points as Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid at the start of the day.