It was way back in the 2003/04 season but Valencia were the last club to break the Spanish top-flight dominance of Madrid and Barcelona. In the 17 years that followed, Atlético Madrid won the title just twice – the latter seeing them currently riding the wave of reining champions – with the other 15 being shared by the two heavyweights of LaLiga, Barça taking ten of them.
Valencia vs Real Madrid
This latest edition from the Mestalla, now under the leadership of José Bordalás, ended last season in a very disappointing 13th place but they welcome a Real Madrid side that is far from suggesting themselves as world beaters. Carlo Ancelotti has an amount of talent at his disposal that should be able to challenge for the domestic title this year, mainly due to the overall drop in level in Spain’s elite clubs rather than them being considered a contender for the Champions League.
The Italian will be expected to come away from their latest away trip with all three points, but few would call it a banker.
Both these sides have enjoyed a very decent start to the season, positives and negatives coming from their respective performances, and three wins and a draw have them sitting on the same points, only trailing Atleti at the top. A win would move either side to the summit.
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🗣️Bordalás: “Tomorrow we will have the heart of Valencia CF -the fans at Mestalla- on our side”#VCFDNA 🦇
— Valencia CF (@valenciacf_en) September 18, 2021
What time does Valencia vs Real Madrid kick-off?
The 2021/22 LaLiga Week 5 meeting between Valencia and Real Madrid kicks off at the local time of 9 pm (CEST) on Sunday 19 September.
In the United States this is 3 pm ET and 12 noon PT.
For everywhere else in the world, you can check here to see what time the Valencia versus Real Madrid match gets underway.
Where can I watch Valencia vs Real Madrid?
If the Valencia vs Real Madrid match is available in your country, you can check here to see what channels or platforms will be showing the game.
United States: ESPN+
United Kingdom: LaLigaTV
Is the Valencia vs Real Madrid game available online?
The Valencia vs Real Madrid game is available in most nations through the rights holders’ online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or iOS/Android app to watch it on.
Valencia vs Real Madrid live on AS English
You can also follow our live text commentary here on AS English. Cal will be providing his unique build up to the match around an hour before kick-off and then will bring you a minute-by-minute account from Valencia as the action unfolds. You can even interact with him through the game so be sure to join in with your thoughts.