Madrid hosts Valencia in Copa quarterfinals
MADRID (AP) -Trailing Barcelona by 18 points in the Spanish league, Real Madrid will be looking for a boost against Valencia on Tuesday in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals.
Madrid gave a lackluster display on Saturday, drawing 0-0 against Osasuna without Cristiano Ronaldo, who was suspended.
Madrid only managed to get two shots on target, one an easily-stopped kick by Karim Benzema late in the match after midfielder Kaka had managed to get himself sent off for two rash challenges.
Barcelona, which has only dropped two points in 19 league matches, hosts Malaga.