Real Madrid need to get the three points against Valencia today if they want to fight for the Liga BBVA title. While it would be tempting to rest most of his squad three days ahead of the Champions League match against Juve, Ancelotti has finally decided to start most of his crucial players.
Real Madrid Starting XI: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao, Kroos, James, Isco, Bale, Ronaldo, Chicharito.
Valencia Starting XI: Alves, Barragan, Otamendi, Mustafi, Gaya, Fuego, Parejo, Gomes, Piatti, Feghouli, Alcacer.
Karim Benzema will likely get some minutes in this match too after recovering from a knee injury that kept him out for the last six matches played by Real. The French striker could play a big role in Real's run after the titles and Ancelotti will surely want to have him ready for the decisive matches ahead, because both Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo play better with Benzema alongside them.