Real Madrid Coming to the Mestalla

One of the year’s biggest matches for Valencia CF is taking place this Saturday night at the fantastic Mestalla stadium, as the city hosts Los Galácticos of Real Madrid. It’s a late start, at 10pm, and the bars around the city are going to be hopping. Los Che recently climbed up into third place, and if they beat Madrid, they’ll be level with them on points.

Madrid will be without the services of Cristiano Ronaldo, who saw red after an hilariously petulant performance in their win against Almería last week. Kind of a shame for those who wanted to see him on the pitch, but honestly it’s a good thing for Valencia. With Ronaldo, you know an exaggerated flop in the penalty box is just a matter of time. He’s talented, sure, but I can’t stand watching him play.

To get your excitement up, there’s a great article on the resurgent Valencia side over at

Having claimed top spot in their Europa League group, Los Che are now showing all the signs of reclaiming their place as one of Spain’s best teams; should they continue on the same track, it will not just be Barcelona and Real Madrid who need to watch out, but the rest of Europe as well. The bats are back in business.

The match has been declared by the Antiviolence Commission to be “high-risk”. Exciting! We probably won’t score tickets, but will definitely be in a bar somewhere to watch it. Any suggestions on a great place in the city to see the game? Or are you lucky enough to be seeing it live?

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