Real Madrid are at the top of the table with 52 points with two games in hand including this match against Valencia.

Gareth Bale scored on his return from an ankle injury as Real Madrid beat Espanyol 2-0 on 18 February to retain top spot in La Liga.

"He's played all his life on the wing".

Real are favourites going into the clash and manager Zinedine Zidane is expected to field a strong side against Valencia.

Voro: "These three points [against Athletic Bilbao] give us much confidence for Wednesday's game but it'll be a very hard match given our opponent".

The winger has played in 17 matches in all competitions this season and has been arguably the most important piece in Zidane's attack.

Moving on from defeat: "We have a game on Sunday [away to Villarreal], and now we what we have to do is rest and focus on the next one".

Cristiano Ronaldo has been the crown jewel on the Real Madrid's kingdom for a long time now, and rightly so.

Isco is open to a move to the Premier League and the Real Madrid midfielder would improve Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, according to Guillem Balague. With his performances becoming better as the season goes on, no one in the right mind would change things at Real.

Known for his superb ability on the football field and goal scoring talent, Cristiano Ronaldo has been one of the most talked about players in the football fraternity.

"They are playing much better lately".

Valencia got off to a fast start at its Mestalla Stadium with goals by two players who were added to the squad in January.

"We know the difficulty of the game". Real Madrid might have recently gone 40 successive games without losing, but they have now lost two of their last three away fixtures.

Ronaldo looked to have stepped up a gear from that as he proceeded to round the Valencia box and hit a rocket that was deflected a whisker wide by Eliaquim Mangala.