Real Madrid vs. Valencia, La Liga 2012 Open Thread: Ronaldo, Benzema and Higuin Start

VILLARREAL, SPAIN - MARCH 21: Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid CF runs with the ball during the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and Real Madrid CF at El Madrigal on March 21, 2012 in Villarreal, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Real Madrid must grab all three points today to stay 6 points ahead of Barcelona after the Catalans won their match against Zaragoza yesterday.

Despite the recent speculations about whether Kaka or Di Maria get to start against Valencia, Jose Mourinho has decided to start both Higuin and Benzema with Ozil playing as the sole playmaker. This could prove to be a mistake as Valencia have very good wingers who could cause many problems for Arbeloa and Marcelo.

Starting Line ups:

RM: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Albiol, Marcelo, Khedira, Alonso, Ronaldo, Özil, Benzema & Higuaín.

VAL: Guaita, Rami, Topal, Feghouli, Adúriz, Piatti, Alba, V.Ruiz, Costa, Parejo & Tino Costa.

Here's hoping for clean sheet!

Hala Madrid!

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