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Copa del Rey

  • 23 January 2013
  • • 20:30
  • • Estadio de Mestalla, Valencia
  • Referee: Miguel Pérez Lasa
  • • Attendance: 40000
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Real Madrid win Aggregate 3 - 1

Valencia-Real Madrid Preview: Los Blancos look to seal semi-final berth

Valencia-Real Madrid Preview: Los Blancos look to seal semi-final berth

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Jose Mourinho's side dished out a five-goal Liga hammering to the hosts on Sunday and head into the Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg boasting a commanding 2-0 lead

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

VALENCIA

Guaita
Pereira, Rami, Ruiz, Guardado
Banega, T Costa
Piatti, Canales, Jonas
Valdez
REAL MADRID

Casillas
Arbeloa, Albiol, Carvalho, Coentrao
Khedira, Alonso
Callejon, Modric, Ronaldo
Benzema

Valencia striker Roberto Soldado will miss Wednesday's clash against Real Madrid with a thigh injury.

David Albelda (calf) and Dani Parejo (fractured thumb) are still sidelined, but right-back Joao Pereira is available after serving a one-match ban.

Midfielder Sergio Canales could make his first start for the club since April last year after returning from a long injury lay-off.

Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is set to rotate his squad for the Mestalla clash, with Ricardo Carvalho, Jose Callejon and Karim Benzema all vying for starts.

Brazilian playmaker Kaka returns from suspension but is unlikely to be handed a starting role.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Valencia have won seven of their last 10 matches in all competitions.
  • The Mestalla club's 5-0 loss to Real Madrid on Sunday was their biggest-ever home defeat in La Liga.
  • Should Valencia overturn their first-leg deficit, they will face the winner of the Barcelona-Malaga tie in the semi-final.
  • Real Madrid have won four of their last five matches in all competitions.
  • Los Merengues have won their last four matches at the Mestalla with an aggregate score of 17-7.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured, right) has scored seven goals in his last four matches for Real.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Valencia

Real Madrid

Wins
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2
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Valencia Club de Fútbol VAL
Valencia Club de Fútbol Valencia
Draw
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol Real Madrid
84%

Top 3 Predictions

Valencia Club de Fútbol VAL
1 - 3
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
Valencia Club de Fútbol VAL
0 - 3
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA
Valencia Club de Fútbol VAL
1 - 2
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol RMA

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