Real Madrid vs. Valencia: 5 Things We Learned

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Real Madrid vs. Valencia: 5 Things We Learned
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Thank you to both of these teams for one of the most exciting goalless draws we have seen in a long time.

Both sides wanted a win, but Valencia needed points badly. Earlier in the day, they saw Levante move level on points in La Liga standings. Malaga is able to move ahead of both Monday.

Perhaps the huge 4-0 Europa League victory over AZ Alkmaargave Thursday gave Valencia the confidence it needed to get this result.

Real Madrid watched Barcelona and Lionel Messi issue a challenge Saturday against Zaragoza, and Madrid failed to respond..

With Madrid's lead over Barcelona closed to just four points, Jose Mourinho will surely be worried.

Here are five things we learned in this week's headliner.

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