Real Madrid are expected to travel to Valencia on Sunday to play Levante in their fourth game of the 2020/21 La Liga campaign.
Zinedine Zidane’s team have been very good in terms of defending but have struggle so far in terms of their goal scoring. Although they are yet to lose a game, they have taken seven points from their previous three games.
Ahead of the encounter, we take a look at four key clashes to keep an eye on as Madrid chase their third consecutive victory.
JOSE MORALES vs SERGIO RAMOS
A long standing battle this has been for the last few seasons. The pair know each other well and will look forward to producing another scintillating rivalry on Sunday.
The forward has three goals to his name already this campaign and Ramos will need to be at his best to make sure the former gets a bad day at the office.
SON vs VINICIUS JR
After his match winning goal against Real Valladolid in midweek, Vinicius is expected to return to the starting lineup and face Son in the right-back position for the home side.
The defender was impressive against Sevilla despite their loss and is in line for a second start this weekend.
TONO vs MARCO ASENSIO
Tono just like Son was handed his first start of the season against Sevilla and didn’t look bad on his first appearance. However, he could be coming up against one of the quickest wingers in Marco Asensio and would need to show why the coach has trusted him for the left-back spot.
JOSE CAMPANA vs NACHO FERNANDEZ
With Alvaro Odriozola joining Dani Carvajal on the sidelines, Nacho Fernandez could be handed a start against Levante and that could mean coming up against Jose Campana, who has been phenomenal in the last two seasons for the club.
The winger already has one assist this season and will be hopeful of taking advantage of Madrid shortcomings at right-back.